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 http://docs.sun.com.
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 http://docs.sun.com.
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 http://www.sun.com/solaris/programs/solaris9ea.
When accessing Solaris 9 documentation during the beta period, you might be asked to accept a restricted usage license.
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.
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 http://netweb.usc.edu/pim.
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).