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OCA Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-821) by Michael Ernest

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Understanding Virtual Networks

You learned in Chapter 15 that Solaris 11 adds new features to the networking utility suite. These additions include tools for managing the data link layer (dladm) and IP interface layer (ipadm) as distinct objects. There are also new conveniences such as the nwamd process which will adapt your configuration to any network that supports a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.

It is worth mentioning as well that some network service configuration data is no longer read directly from a file, but from the SMF repository. For example, Solaris has long used the /etc/nsswitch.conf file to show how the system resolves a hostname lookup: using a local file, a DNS service, or some other service. Now this file ...

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