Tag Archives: solaris

  • Installing Squid on ZFS

    The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/BestOsForSquid It is also recommended to disable the atime property on the filesystem holding the cache, and you may want to avoid using any type of RAID. To achieve this on Nexenta (or OpenSolaris, whatever), first create the ZFS filesystem: # zfs create -o atime=off -o […]

  • HOWTO Install and maintain free software easily under Solaris: pkg-get

    This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/161). pkg-get is somewhat a rewrite of the apt-get of to Sun’s Solaris. It is a script that uses wget and the pkg suite [1] of tools from Solaris to install, upgrade, and uninstall free software easily on Solaris. The list of packages […]

  • HOWTO Manually set NIC speed on Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in July 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/143). Here is how to set manually speed and duplex parameters on network interfaces in Sun Solaris. Adding the following code (comment lines start with ‘*’) to you /etc/system file and rebooting will put your hme type interfaces to 10 Mbits/s Half-Duplex: […]

  • Running PostgreSQL on Solaris 8

    This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/107) The default values for Shared Memory in Sun’s Solaris (starting from 2.6, at least) are set too low to run. Here is how to change it (see also PostgreSQL’s Admin Guide, Managing Kernel Ressources): The relevant settings can be changed in […]

  • HOWTO Patch Solaris using Sun PatchPro 2.2

    This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/105) Here is HOWTO patch Sun’s Solaris using Sun PatchPro 2.2. It has been tested on Solaris 8/SPARC. login as root (you may want to use sudo instead) change directory to where you put PatchPro (unless you already put smpatch in your […]

  • HOWTO Determine which application is listening on a network port under Solaris

    This article is incomplete and was first written in July 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/362). Netstat on Solaris (at least until 10 04/06) is not able to list which application is listening to which network ports but you sometimes need this. A simple script just doing the job Though, this script is pretty […]

  • Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in February 2006 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/326). Sun Solaris is probably today’s most-used UNIX OS around, probably due to its security and high-performance approach. It has been traditionally running mostly on SPARC, a little on Intel platforms, but is now happily running on AMD64 also. Lately, Sun decided […]

  • Sun Useful Links

    This article was first written in June 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/279). The following links proved to be really useful when dealing with Sun hardware and software: Sun BigAdmin SunFreeware OpenSolaris and of course: Sun

  • HOWTO Netboot a Sun machine using RARP

    This article was first written in June 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/271). This article will explain how to netboot a Sun machine using RARP with a Debian/GNU Linux server. Install package rarpd: $ sudo apt-get install rarpd Configure your TFTP server: Adapt the options in /etc/init.d/rarpd to match the directory where you TFTP […]

  • HOWTO Add journalization on a filesystem in Solaris

    This article was first written in January 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/202). Solaris supports journalization (aka logging) on UFS filesystems which allows for shorter reboot times after a crash. To activate it, it is really simple: Go edit /etc/vfstab and add the term logging in the last column (mount options) for the UFS […]

  • HOWTO Install a JRE on Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/174). It may seem natural that Java should be available on Solaris. Actually, it is, but Solaris 8 for example features an obsolete JRE (Java Runtime Environment), JRE 1.2. Let us see how to install a r(d)ecent JRE on Solaris. Download the […]