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|System Administration Guide: IP Services Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library|
IP Filter is managed by the SMF services svc:/network/pfil and svc:/network/ipfilter. For a complete overview of SMF, see Chapter 5, Managing Services (Overview), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks. For information on the step-by-step procedures that are associated with SMF, see Chapter 6, Managing Services (Tasks), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks.
IP Filter requires direct editing of configuration files.
IP Filter is installed as part of Oracle Solaris. By default, IP Filter is not activated after a fresh install. To configure filtering, you must edit configuration files and manually activate IP Filter. You can activate filtering by either rebooting the system or by plumbing the interfaces using the ifconfig command. For more information, see the ifconfig(1M) man page. For the tasks associated with enabling IP Filter, see Configuring IP Filter.
To administer IP Filter, you must be able to assume a role that includes the IP Filter Management rights profile, or become superuser. You can assign the IP Filter Management rights profile to a role that you create. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Initially Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
IP Network Multipathing (IPMP) supports stateless filtering only.
Sun Cluster configurations do not support filtering with IP Filter.
Filtering between zones is not currently supported with IP Filter.