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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Administration by Bill Calkins

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10. Network File Systems

Previous chapters in this book described how to install the OS, create file systems, and configure the network. Since the early days of Oracle Solaris, when it was still called SunOS, the mantra was: “The network is the computer.” SunOS began in an era when distributed computing was in its early stages. Multiple standalone servers, each running separate applications and all creating their own data, were configured in an environment to all work together. Although each server ran processes and stored data independently on its own disks, from the user’s perspective, everything was on a single computer. Data was spread across multiple servers, and regardless of where it was located, it could all be accessed instantly.

Although ...

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