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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration by Bill Calkins

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9. The Oracle Solaris Network Environment

This chapter covers the basics of the Oracle Solaris network environment. It provides you with the fundamental information you need to get started managing an Oracle Solaris system in a networked environment. The topics discussed here include an overview of the client/server model and information on setting up the network interfaces, managing network services, and configuring the services that are started automatically at boot time.

Client/Server Model

The client/server model describes the communication process between computers or programs. When the client makes a service request to the server, the server fulfills that request. Although a system can be both a server and a client, the model is more widely ...

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