Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 2/04 Release Notes

Chapter 3 Late-Breaking News

This chapter includes information on new features that arrived too late to be included in the Solaris 8 documentation set. For information on new features in the Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment, refer to the Solaris 8 2/04 Update AnswerBook Collection on

Update Feature Documentation

Some features in this Update release might not have documentation other than man pages. For additional reference, refer to the Solaris 9 operating environment documentation on

Prior to the release of the Solaris 9 operating environment, follow the links for documentation on the Solaris 9 operating environment Early Access Web site at

When accessing Solaris 9 documentation during the beta period, you might be asked to accept a restricted usage license.

Diskless Client Support

The Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment includes diskless client support. Support in this release is limited to SPARC architecture diskless clients from either SPARC or Intel architecture (IA) servers.

PIM Kernel Support

The Solaris 8 operating environment includes kernel support for the PIM protocol that is described in RFC 2362. The Solaris 8 operating environment does not include the routing daemons. For users who are using the Solaris 8 operating environment to route their multicast network traffic, implementations of the PIM protocol Sparse mode and Dense mode are at

Configuring Runtime Search Paths

You can now modify the runtime linker's search paths with the -z nodefaultlib option to the ld command and with runtime configuration files that are created by the new utility crle(1).