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The Ultimate Resource on Solaris 10. Includes full details on all the new features.

Maximize all the capabilities of Sun Microsystems' FREE, innovative, and powerful UNIX-based operating system with help from this authoritative guide. Get full details on installation, process and device management, access control and security, networking, services, directories, and applications. You'll learn to take advantage of the new features available in Solaris 10, including the rewritten TCP/IP stack, the enhanced cryptographic framework, cross-platform optimization, Linux interoperability, and much more. Whether you're new to Solaris or migrating from Linux or Windows, you'll need this comprehensive resource.

  • Install and run Solaris 10 on UltraSPARC or Intel systems
  • Manage files, directories, and processes, and use shell commands
  • Set up user- and role-based access control
  • Use the Solaris Management Console (SMC) to manage users and groups
  • Configure devices and file systems
  • Implement efficient backup and recovery services
  • Enable system logging, monitoring, accounting, and tuning
  • Configure DHCP, firewalls, and remote access
  • Work with DNS, NIS/NIS+, and LDAP
  • Enable shared file systems and printers using Samba and/or NFS
  • Use Sun Java System Application Server and Apache HTTP Server
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072229981
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/19/2005
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 738
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Watters, Ph.D., specializes in building e-commerce and Internet information systems based on Java, Solaris, and open standards like CORBA. He is a columnist and author for the trade journal Inside Solaris, and is lead author of Solaris 8: The Complete Reference, and Solaris Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, both published by Osborne.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Installation

Chapter 1: Introduction to Solaris 10

Chapter 2: System Concepts and Choosing Hardware

Chapter 3: Solaris 10 Installation

Chapter 4: Initialization, OpenBoot PROM, and Run Levels
Part II: System Essentials

Chapter 5: Installing Software, Live Upgrade, and Patching

Chapter 6: Text Processing and Editing

Chapter 7: Shells, Scripts, and Scheduling

Chapter 8: Process Management

Part III Security

Chapter 9: System Security

Chapter 10: File System Access Control

Chapter 11: Role-Based Access Control

Chapter 12: Users, Groups, and the Sun Management Console

Chapter 13: Kerberos and Pluggable Authentication
Part IV: Managing Devices

Chapter 14: Device and Resource Management

Chapter 15: Installing Disks and File Systems

Chapter 16: File System and Volume Management

Chapter 17: Backup and Recovery

Chapter 18: Printer Management

Chapter 19: Pseudo File Systems and Virtual Memory

Chapter 20: System Logging, Accounting, and Tuning

Part V: Networking

Chapter 21: Basic Networking

Chapter 22: DHCP and NTP

Chapter 23: Routing and Firewalls

Chapter 24: Remote Access

Chapter 25: Internet Layer (IPv6)

Part VI: Services, Directories, and Applications

Chapter 26: Network File System and Caching File System

Chapter 27: Sendmail

Chapter 28: Domain Name Service

Chapter 29: Network Information Service (NIS/NIS+)

Chapter 30: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Chapter 31: Samba

Chapter 32: Application Development and Debugging

Chapter 33: Web Applications and Services
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2005

    Don't buy this book!

    This book is of no use to anyone running Solaris 10. There is no mention of new utilities such as inetadm, svcadm, etc. I can't understand how this could be called the 'Complete Reference'. I found this book to be a complete waste of money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2005

    Missing Key Topics

    This book is missing a lot of key topics that are included in the new release of Solaris 10. There is no mention of the new command line programs to manage services (i.e. svcs, svcadm, inetadm), new run levels, etc. The book does cover a lot of obsolete and extinct commands and concepts.

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