Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

Finding a Documentation Server

When you launch the AnswerBook2 viewer from the Solaris operating environment, the software displays a list of collections installed on the default documentation server. The default server is identified using the following mechanisms in this sequence:

  1. If you have defined the environment variable AB2_DEFAULTSERVER the AnswerBook2 viewer launches using the URL defined by that variable.

    For example, you might have the following line in your .cshrc file:


  2. If the machine from which you initiated the AnswerBook2 function is a documentation server, the AnswerBook2 viewer launches using the URL: http://localhost:port

    Where port is the port number on which the documentation server is running and defaults to 8888.

  3. If your document administrator has registered the AnswerBook2 server with FNS (Federated Naming Service), the AnswerBook2 viewer uses the URL of the registered server.

If you have no document servers available and you have Internet access, you can also access Sun's master document server at: