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Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Tunable Parameters Reference Manual

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Updated: January 2019
 
 

System Default Parameters

The functioning of various system facilities is governed by a set of values that are read by each facility on startup. The values for each facility might be stored in a file for the facility located in the /etc/default directory, or in properties of a service instance in the Service Management Facility (SMF) configuration repository. For more information about SMF services and properties, see Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

For information about setting power management properties, see Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

autofs Property

You can display or configure SMF autofs properties by using the sharectl command. For example:

# sharectl get autofs
timeout=600
automount_verbose=false
automountd_verbose=false
nobrowse=false
trace=0
environment=
# sharectl set -p timeout=200 autofs

For details, see the sharectl(8) man page.

cron Facility

This facility enables you to disable or enable cron logging.

devfsadm File

This file is not currently used.

fs File

File system administrative commands have a generic and file system-specific portion. If the file system type is not explicitly specified with the –F option, a default is applied. The value is specified in this file. For more information, see the Description section of the default_fs(5) man page.

ftp Facility

This facility enables you to set the ls command behavior to the RFC 959 NLST command. The default ls behavior is the same as in the previous Oracle Solaris release.

For details, see the ftp(1) man page.

inetinit Facility

This facility enables you to configure TCP sequence numbers and to enable or disable support for 6to4 relay routers.

init Service

System initialization properties are now part of the following SMF service:

svc:/system/environment:init

You can display and configure system initialization properties, such as TZ and LANG, by using similar syntax:

# svccfg -s svc:/system/environment:init
svc:/system/environment:init> setprop
Usage:  setprop pg/name = [type:] value
setprop pg/name = [type:] ([value...])

Set the pg/name property of the currently selected entity.  Values may be
enclosed in double-quotes.  Value lists may span multiple lines.

svc:/system/environment:init> listprop
umask                              application
umask/umask                       astring     022
umask/value_authorization         astring     solaris.smf.value.environment
environment                        application
environment/LANG                  astring
environment/LC_ALL                astring
.
.
.

For more information, see the FILES section of the init(8) man page.

ipsec Facility

This facility enables you to configure network security parameters, such as IKE daemon debugging information.

kbd Configuration Properties

Keyboard configuration properties are now part of the following SMF service:

svc:/system/keymap:default

You display and configure keyboard properties by using similar syntax:

# svccfg -s svc:/system/keymap:default
svc:/system/keymap:default> setprop
Usage:  setprop pg/name = [type:] value
setprop pg/name = [type:] ([value...])

Set the pg/name property of the currently selected entity.  Values may be
enclosed in double-quotes.  Value lists may span multiple lines.

svc:/system/keymap:default> listprop
general                           framework
general/complete                  astring
general/enabled                   boolean     false
keymap                            system
keymap/console_beeper_freq        integer     900
keymap/kbd_beeper_freq            integer     2000
keymap/keyboard_abort             astring     enable
keymap/keyclick                   boolean     false
.
.
.

For more information, see the kbd(1) man page.

keyserv Facility

For details, see the /etc/default/keyserv information in the FILES section of the keyserv(8) man page.

login Facility

For details, see the /etc/default/login information in the FILES section of the login(1) man page.

mpathd Facility

This facility enables you to set in.mpathd configuration parameters.

For details, see the in.mpathd(8) man page.

nfs Properties

You can display or configure SMF NFS properties by using the sharectl command. For example:

# sharectl get nfs
servers=1024
lockd_listen_backlog=32
lockd_servers=1024
lockd_retransmit_timeout=5
grace_period=90
server_versmin=2
server_versmax=4
client_versmin=2
client_versmax=4
server_delegation=on
nfsmapid_domain=
# sharectl set -p grace_period=60 nfs

For details, see the nfs(5) man page.

nfslogd Log File

For details, see the Description section of the nfslogd(8) man page.

nss Facility

This facility enables you to configure initgroups() lookup parameters.

For details, see the nss(5) man page.

passwd Facility

For details, see the /etc/default/passwd information in the FILES section of the passwd(1) man page.

su Facility

For details, see the /etc/default/su information in the FILES section of the su(8) man page.

syslog Facility

For details, see the /etc/default/syslogd information in the FILES section of the syslogd(8) man page.

tar Facility

For a description of the –f function modifier, see the tar(1) man page.

If the TAPE environment variable is not present and the value of one of the arguments is a number and –f is not specified, the number matching the archiveN string is looked up in the /etc/default/tar file. The value of the archiveN string is used as the output device with the blocking and size specifications from the file.

For example:

% tar -c 2 /tmp/*

This command writes the output to the device specified as archive2 in the /etc/default/tar file.

telnetd Facility (Deprecated)

This file identifies the default BANNER that is displayed upon a telnet connection.

utmpd Daemon

The utmpd daemon monitors /var/adm/utmpx (and /var/adm/utmp in earlier Oracle Solaris versions) to ensure that utmp entries inserted by non-root processes by pututxline() are cleaned up on process termination.

Two entries in /etc/default/utmpd are supported:

  • SCAN_PERIOD – The number of seconds that utmpd sleeps between checks of /proc to see if monitored processes are still alive. The default is 300.

  • MAX_FDS – The maximum number of processes that utmpd attempts to monitor. The default value is 4096 and should never need to be changed.