Solaris Transition Guide

/etc/system File

System configuration information is now set in the /etc/system file. This file also modifies the kernel's treatment of loadable modules. The file contains commands of the form:

set parameter=value

For example, in the SunOS release 4 software, MAXUSERS was set using config(8). In the Solaris 7 operating environment, it is set in the /etc/system file with the following line:

set maxusers = number

Commands that affect loadable modules are of the form:

set module:variable=value

Changes made to the /etc/system file only take effect when you reboot your system (see the system(4) man pages).