The Solaris 9 release includes the following additional software enhancements.
The Solaris 9 software release includes an ExtraValue directory that contains two subdirectories, CoBundled and Early Access. The CoBundled directory contains software that previously shipped separately, such as SunScreen 3.2 and Web Start Wizards SDK 3.0.1. The Early Access directory contains preliminary evaluation software, such as Netscape 6.2.1.
In the Solaris 9 9/02 Update release, Netscape 6.2.3 is located in the CoBundled directory.
In the Solaris 9 12/02 Update release, Netscape 6.2.3 is included in the Solaris operating environment. In the Solaris 9 4/03 release, Netscape 7.0 is provided. See Netscape 7.0.
The CoBundled and Early Access directories are in the Solaris_9 directory at Solaris_9/ExtraValue/EarlyAccess and Solaris_9/ExtraValue/CoBundled. The directories are located on the Solaris 9 DVD and the Solaris Software 2 of 2 CD.
For further information about Web Start Wizards, see Installation Enhancements.
SunScreen 3.2 is a stateful, dynamic, packet-filtering firewall that offers high-speed protection to your Solaris server. Some of the features of SunScreen 3.2 are as follows:
130 multithreaded stateful packet filters
Network address translation
IKE VPN client support, IPsec, and Simple Key management for Internet Protocol (SKIP)
Ordered rule sets
Multiple firewall management
A Java applet GUI
Complete command-line control
SunScreen 3.2 offers stealth mode, operating without any visible IP address. SunScreen also offers a traditional routing mode, with each interface protecting individual subnets. Customers should deploy firewalls in multiple points throughout their network architecture, including individual hosts and servers.
Netscape 6.2.1, as described in this section, is available in the Solaris 9 operating environment. New versions of Netscape are now available. In the Solaris 9 12/02 Update release, Netscape 6.2.3 is included in the Solaris operating environment. In the Solaris 9 4/03 Update release, Netscape 7.0 is provided. See the “Netscape 7.0 for the Solaris Operating Environment” for the most current Netscape description.
Netscape 6.2.1 Enterprise, the most customizable, convenient, and connected browser, is available in the Early Access directory for the Solaris 9 release. In addition, Netscape 6.2.1 is available for the Solaris 7 and Solaris 8 operating environments. Netscape 6.2.1 is the first Internet software to seamlessly integrate browsing, email, and instant messaging.
Netscape 6.2.1 includes the following new features:
Improvements to installation and ease of use
More industry standards – Including XML, LDAP, Document Object Model (DOM), and Cascading Style Sheets level 1 (CSS1)
My Sidebar feature – For quick retrieval of important information
Advanced search capabilities
Real-time messaging – Integrated with browsing and mail
Options for personalization
The following software:
The latest Java virtual machine
A new Netscape Java Plug-in
Java extensions and APIs
A cross-platform, Java technology-based XPCOM component that delivers reliable interoperability
In the Solaris 9 9/02 Update release, Netscape is located in the CoBundled directory. Netscape 6.2.3 is provided in this release. In the Solaris 9 12/02 Update release, Netscape 6.2.3 is included in the Solaris operating environment.