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Working With Naming and Directory Services in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  Name Service Switch (Overview)

3.  Managing DNS (Tasks)

DNS Overview

Multicast DNS

Multicast DNS Service Discovery

Related Materials About DNS

DNS and the Service Management Facility

Administering DNS (Tasks)

How to Install the DNS Package

How to Configure a DNS Server

How to Create an rndc.conf File

How to Configure DNS Server Options

How to Run the DNS Service as an Alternative User

How to Enable a DNS Client

How to Troubleshoot DNS Server Startup Issues

How to Verify the DNS Configuration

Administering Multicast DNS

How to Enable mDNS and DNS Service Discovery

Advertising Resources for DNS

DNS Reference

DNS Files

DNS Commands and Daemons

Compilation Flags Used When BIND Was Built

4.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients (Tasks)

Part II NIS Setup and Administration

5.  Network Information Service (Overview)

6.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS (Tasks)

7.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

8.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part III LDAP Naming Services

9.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP Naming Service (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Tasks)



DNS and the Service Management Facility

The DNS server daemon, named, must be managed by using the Service Management Facility (SMF). For an overview of SMF, refer to Chapter 2, Managing Services (Overview), in Managing Services and Faults in Oracle Solaris 11.1. Also refer to the svcadm(1M), svcs(1), and svccfg(1M) man pages for more details.

The following list provides a short overview of some of the important information needed to use the SMF service to administer the DNS service.

When the DNS server daemon, named, is managed by SMF, the server is automatically restarted when an unexpected event occurs that causes named to exit abnormally. Additionally, you can use the svcadm command to restart the service. The BIND-specific management that is available by using rndc command can be used simultaneously with SMF.