The Solaris 8 operating environment includes an integrated accounting subsystem. This subsystem may be used to record and analyze various system usage information, such as users’ connection times, CPU time and disk space used, and so on. This subsystem is implemented as a collection of binary executable programs and shell scripts that work in a coordinated manner and are contained in the SUNWaccr and SUNWaccu packages (installed by default).
Daily accounting keeps track of users’ connection times, processed information, and used disk space. It may also be used to “charge” users for the used resources. Although the latter is not of much relevance to the subject of this book (unless you plan to charge hackers for the ...