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Oracle Solaris DHCP Service Developer's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Overview of Solaris DHCP Data Access Architecture

2.  Architecture Features for Module Writers

3.  Service Provider Layer API

4.  Code Samples and Testing



This Oracle Solaris DHCP Service Developer's Guide provides information for developers who want to use a data storage facility not currently supported by the Solaris™ DHCP service. The manual gives an overview of the data access framework used by Solaris DHCP, general guidelines for developers, and a listing of the API functions you use to write a module to support the new data store.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is intended for Solaris programmers interested in extending the data storage choices available to the Solaris DHCP service.

How This Book Is Organized

This book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1, Overview of Solaris DHCP Data Access Architecture provides an overview of the architecture used for data access in the DHCP service.

Chapter 2, Architecture Features for Module Writers discusses what the architecture requires of you.

Chapter 3, Service Provider Layer API describes the API functions you will export.

Chapter 4, Code Samples and Testing provides sample code templates and pointers to locations on Sun's web site where you can find additional aids for writing and debugging code for the public module.

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser