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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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File format: /etc/saf/{pmtag}/_pmtab and /etc/saf/_sactab

Sometimes, it's easier to just edit the _pmtab file directly and restart the port monitor, rather than fussing with pmadm.

WARNING

This is not for the faint of heart or those not feeling confident about their ability to recover from trashing their Solaris system.

If you're comfortable with hacking the file yourself, you'll need to know the format of the _pmtab file. Many thanks to Andrew Miller (amiller@snm.com) for providing this dissection! I haven't exhaustively tested this, but I trust Mr. Miller's work. Refer to the pmadm(1M) manual page for more discussion of these fields.

 /etc/saf/*/_pmtab: {svc_tag}:{flags}:{id}:reserved:reserved:reserved: {device_path}:{tty_flags}:{return_count}:{service_path}:{timeout_seconds}: ...

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