3System Protection with SMF
All services on a Solaris 10 system are controlled by the Service Management Facility (SMF). Among the advantages of SMF, which include automatic starting of dependent services and the ability to recover easily from a service outage, is the ability to use the power of role-based access control (RBAC) in an SMF manifest. With RBAC, programs can run with the precise privileges and authorizations that the program needs, and no more. This chapter shows you how to configure four programs— NFS, IP filter, FTP, and the Apache2 Web server—as SMF services.
3.1 Service Management Facility (SMF)
SMF provides a more powerful administrative interface for Solaris services than the traditional UNIX run-control scripts.