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

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Configuration File

Almost all configuration information is read at runtime from a text configuration file.

  • Macro definitions (defining the value of macros used internally) are encoded.

  • Header declarations (the format of header lines that are specially processed and lines that are added or reformatted) are embedded.

  • Mailer definitions (with information such as the location and characteristics of each mailer) are included.

  • Name-rewriting rules (a limited pattern-matching system used to rewrite names) are defined.

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