Introduction to Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Network Services

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Updated: December 2014

Network Services in Oracle Solaris 11.2

Select one of the following network services to see the list of key tasks:

  • LDAP – The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service enables you to access directory servers for distributed naming service.

  • DNS and NIS – The Domain Name System (DNS) service enables the system to look up IP addresses for host names and host names for IP addresses. The Network Information System (NIS) service enables you to manage network information such as machine names and addresses, users, and network services.

  • DHCP and IPQoS – The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service enables systems to automatically configure the network. The IP Quality of Service (IPQoS) service enables you to prioritize, control, and gather network accounting statistics.

  • NFS – The network file system (NFS) service enables you to access file systems over a network.

  • SMB – The Server Message Block (SMB) service enables you to share files between an Oracle Solaris system and a Windows system.

  • NTP and PTP – The Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) services enable you to synchronize system clocks within a network.

  • sendmail – The sendmail service enables you to set up and maintain an email service.

  • FTP – The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service enables you to transfer file between two systems over a network.

  • UUCP and PPP – The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) service enables two systems in different physical locations to communicate with each other. The UNIX-to-UNIX CoPy (UUCP) service enables two systems in different physical locations to transfer files and exchange mail with each other.

  • SLP – The Service Location Protocol (SLP) provides you with a framework to discover and provision network services in a network.