Configuring and Administering Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Configuring a System for Local Files Mode

When running in local files mode, a system obtains all TCP/IP configuration information from files that are located in a local directory. In network client mode, the configuration information is provided to all of the systems in the network by a remote network configuration server.

    Typically, the following servers on the network run in local files mode:

  • Network configuration servers

  • NFS servers

  • Name servers that supply NIS, LDAP, or DNS services

  • Mail servers

  • Routers

Since clients can run in either network client mode or local files mode, on any given network, you can have a combination of these modes with which different systems are configured.