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Mastering Solaris 8

ISBN: 978-0-7821-5323-1
858 pages
February 2006
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Put the Strengths of Solaris to Work for Your Organization

Mastering Solaris 8 is an indispensable guide to the version of UNIX famed for its network services and robustness as a Web and application server. Inside, you'll find essential information on installing, configuring, and optimizing Sun Microsystems' latest release, along with the step-by-step instruction and expert advice you need to make Solaris the cornerstone of an effective, secure network. Coverage includes:

  • Installing Solaris
  • Logging in and managing sessions
  • Working with commands and utilities
  • Managing files, folders, and directories
  • Using the CDE and OpenWindows desktops
  • Installing and configuring devices
  • Configuring a workstation for networking
  • Setting up and managing network printing
  • Installing programs
  • Working with user and group accounts
  • Backing up and restoring files and folders
  • Using the Mail and Calendar applications
  • Accessing the Internet
  • Using text editors
  • Working with the Bourne, Korn, and C Shells
  • Troubleshooting your workstation or server
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Introduction.

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SOLARIS.

Chapter 1: The Solaris 8 Operating System.

Chapter 2: About Solaris.

Chapter 3: Installing Solaris 8.

Chapter 4: Basic Operations.

Chapter 5: The File System.

Chapter 6: Devices.

Chapter 7: The Solaris Desktop.

Chapter 8: Security.

PART II: SOLARIS AND THE NETWORK.

Chapter 9: Network Services.

Chapter 10: Printing.

Chapter 11: User Accounts and Groups.

Chapter 12: Working with File Utilities.

Chapter 13: Mailer and Calendar.

Chapter 14: Networking and the Internet.

Chapter 15: Memory and Process Management.

PART III: WORKING WITH SHELLS IN SOLARIS.

Chapter 16: Using the vi and Text Editor.

Chapter 17: Understanding Shells.

Chapter 18: The Bourne Shell.

Chapter 19: The Korn Shell.

Chapter 20: The C Shell.

PART IV: TROUBLESHOOTING.

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting.

Index.

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Barrie Sosinsky, Ph.D., is the Chief Analyst and Founder of the Sosinsky Group. He has written or contributed to over 35 technical books and 500 articles and is a contributing editor for Windows 2000 magazine and the founding editor of Storage Update newsletter. He closely follows the network operating system, storage, server, and enterprise application fields.

Carol Tanielu is a Senior Project Manager with the Sosinsky Group. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in programming, design implementation, and relational databases. She previously served as the network administrator for the government of Samoa.

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