O'Reilly logo

Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Solaris Name Services

A name service or naming service provides a centralized location for information used by users and systems to communicate with each other across the network. The name service not only stores the information but also provides mechanisms to manage and access that information.

This information is referred to as a namespace and typically includes the following:

  • Hostnames and their IP addresses

  • User accounts and their passwords

  • Access permissions

Without a centralized name service, each system would have to maintain its own copy of the information. For example, by default the Solaris 9 system uses the /etc/hosts file to resolve hostnames to IP addresses. This is fine for a small number of systems, but for a large number of systems, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required