m i s c   q u e s t i o n s . . .


What are the list of the services used by SVM



Changing IP (IPv4) address in Solaris 10

cange all the standard files ( /etc/hosts, /etc/hostname.<yourinterface>, /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/netmasks, /etc/nodename, /etc/defaultrouter) plus /etc/inet/ipnodes


How to tell what ethernet settings you have?

1. THE NDD WAY: "ndd /dev/hme \?" will give a list of variables, and ndd /dev/hme variable-name will return the value. if link_speed = 1, you are running 100Mb/s, if      link_speed=0, you are running 10mb/s. Likewise, link_mode=1 means full duplex, link_mode=0 means half duplex.

2. THE DMESG WAY: dmesg | grep hme  will give Human readable output as to link speed and mode.

3. THE SNEAKY WAY: netstat -k hme0


How to tell what version of Sun AnswerBook is runing?

more information: http://www.sun.com/software/ab2


What motherboard revision do I need in order to run 400 MHz CPU's on Sun Ultra 2?

501-3132 rev13 or higher


What are the names of the packages of Sun's Trunking software?

SUNWtrkm Sun Trunking Man Pages (sparc) 1.2.1,REV=5.8.2000.02.11
SUNWtrku Sun Trunking Utility (sparc) 1.2.1,REV=5.8.2000.02.11



HP SureStore DAT - Verifing Installation in UNIX (R)

In this document:



As part of the installation process, you will have installed the appropriate device driver for your UNIX (R) system, and created device files to communicate with the tape drive. This section describes how you can verify that the installation has been performed correctly. In outline, the procedure is as follows:

    1. Write test data to a tape.
    2. Read the test data from the tape.
    3. Compare the data read from the tape with the original data on disk.

Verifying the Installation

  1. Test the SCSI connection to the tape drive by doing a rewind operation:
    • Remove tape cartridge, if there is already one in the drive.
    • Insert a tape cartridge.
    • Rewind the tape using the command line:
  1. Write a sample file to tape, using 'tar':



  1. Read the file back from tape:
  1. Compare the original with this retrieved file:


    1. Change directory to root:
    1. Back up /stand/vmunix to tape:
    1. Change to the temporary directory:
    1. Extract the file from the tape:
    1. Compare the original with the restored version:

System-specific arguments

The following table lists suggested values for the arguments <archive name> and <file> in the verification procedure described above:


System <file> Desc. <archive name> Notes
DEC vmunix OSF
/dev/rmt/Ym Y is the instance of the drive.
HP-UX 9.x
and earlier
hp-ux HP-UX kernel /dev/rmtcxxxdIl xxx is the SCSI card.
I is the device number.
l is the density.
(See man 7 mt for further details.)
HP-UX 10.x stand/
HP-UX kernel /dev/rmt/Ym Y is the instance of the drive.
/dev/rmt/X.1 X is the device ID reported
back as available when you ran
'smit -C tape'
to create the device files.
unix IRIX
/dev/rmt/tpsCdX X is the SCSI ID of the drive.
C is the SCSI card.
Sun Solaris 1
(SunOS 4.1.x)
bin/csh C shell /dev/rst0 If you installed with SCSI ID 4.
/dev/rst1 If you installed with SCSI ID 5.
Sun Solaris 2
(SunOS 5.x)
bin/csh C shell Determine the archive name as described below*.
SCO unix SCO
/dev/rStpY Use the device file created during
the running of 'mkdev tape',where Y is the instance of the tape drive.




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