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Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.0 Installation Guide for Solaris Operating Systems

About This Guide

This guide explains how to install and configure the Sun™ ONE Messaging Server 6.0 and its accompanying software components. Sun ONE Messaging Server provides a powerful and flexible cross-platform solution to meet the email needs of enterprises and messaging hosts of all sizes using open Internet standards.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

Who Should Read This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for installing and deploying Sun ONE Messaging Server at your site.


You will not be able to directly migrate any existing mailboxes and message queues from Netscape Messaging Server or Sun Internet Mail Server products to Sun ONE Messaging Server.

Refer to the Sun™ ONE Messaging Server 5.2 Migration Guide to migrate from Netscape Messaging Server or Sun Internet Mail Server to Sun ONE Messaging Server 5.2. Then, follow the upgrade instructions in Chapter 4, "Upgrading to Sun ONE Messaging Server," to upgrade from Messaging Server 5.2 to Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.0.

What You Need to Know

This book assumes that you are responsible for installing the Messaging Server software and that you have a general understanding of the following:

How This Book is Organized

This book contains the following chapters and appendixes:

Document Conventions

Monospaced Font

Monospaced font is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for filenames, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Bold Monospaced Font

Bold monospaced font is used to represent text within a code example that you should type. For example, you might see something like this:


In this example, ./installer is what you would type at the command line.

Italicized Font

Italicized font is used to represent text that you enter using information that is unique to your installation (for example, variables). It is used for server paths and names.

For example, throughout this document you will see path references of the form:


The Messaging Server Base (msg_svr_base) represents the directory path in which you install the server. The default value of the msg_svr_base is /opt/SUNWmsgsr.

Italicized font is also used for variables within the synopsis of a command line utility. For example, the synopsis for the commadmin admin remove command is:

commadmin admin remove -D login -l userid -n domain -w password [-d domain]
           [-h] [-i inputfile] [-p port] [-X host] [-s] [-v]

In the above example, the italicized words are arguments for their associated option. For example, in the -w password option, you would substitute the Administrator’s password for password when you enter the commadmin admin remove command.

Square or Straight Brackets

Square (or straight) brackets [] are used to enclose optional parameters. For example, in this document you will see the usage for the configutil command described as follows:

./configutil [options] [arguments]

It is possible to run the configutil command by itself or to list some or all of the configutil parameters and values:


However, the presence of [options] and [arguments] indicate that there are additional optional parameters that may be added to the configutil command. For example, you could use configutil command with the -p option to list all parameters with the prefix service.imap:

./configutil -p service.imap

Command Line Prompts

Command line prompts (for example, % for a C-Shell, or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not displayed in the examples. Depending on which operating system you are using, you will see a variety of different command line prompts. However, you should enter the command as it appears in the document unless specifically noted otherwise.

Platform-specific Syntax

Note that the examples in this book use the UNIX C shell. If necessary, make appropriate adjustments to your preferred shell.

All paths specified in this manual are in UNIX format. If you are using a Windows 2000-based Sun ONE Messaging Server, you should assume the Windows 2000 equivalent file paths whenever UNIX file paths are shown in this book.

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this guide, Sun ONE Messaging Server comes with supplementary information for administrators as well as documentation for end users and developers. Use the following URL to see all the Messaging Server documentation:

Listed below are the documents that are available:

The Sun ONE Messaging Server product suite contains other products such as Sun ONE Console, Directory Server, and Administration Server. Documentation for these and other products can be found at the following URL:

Also, see the Sun ONE Messaging Server Software Forum for technical help on specific Messaging Server product questions. The forum can be found at the following URL:

Where to Find This Book Online

You can find the Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.0 Installation Guide online in PDF and HTML formats. This book can be found at the following URL:

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