System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Standalone Systems

A networked standalone system can share information with other systems in the network, but it could continue to function if detached from the network.

A standalone system can function autonomously because it has its own hard disk containing the root (/), /usr, and /export/home file systems and swap space. The standalone system thus has local access to operating system software, executables, virtual memory space, and user-created files.

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A standalone system requires sufficient disk space to hold the four necessary file systems.

A non-networked standalone system is a standalone system with all the characteristics listed above except it is not connected to a network.