Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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sshd error - what could be wrong?

I am getting the error below from my /var/adm/messages (or syslog) Aug 28 19:11:21 myhost sshd[25570]: [ID 800047 auth.info] Keyboard-interactive (PAM) userauth failed[9] while authenticating: ...
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/etc/shadow and /etc/passwd privilege - why is it writable

sghk1> id uid=0(root) gid=0(root) sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 24 15:52 /etc/shadow sghk1> ls -l /usr/bin/passwd -r-sr-sr-x 1 root sys ...
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inconsistencies between df and du solaris 10

I have a problem with the /var having only 800MB left. yet du -sh /var show only 91MB used while df shows it is 5.4GB used.. I cannot find any symbolic links that will cause this.. so I cannot clean ...
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How to check services are running or not in Solaris

Particularly, I want to check Samba services and see if it is running or not in Solaris machine. For Linux, we can check with below command. service smb status smbd (pid 8058) is running...
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Solaris + date + what is the same equivalent for Solaris [closed]

on Linux the syntax for date with seconds is: date +%s 1438587288 from MAN PAGE - %s seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC what is the same equivalent for Solaris?
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solaris + how to verify if file isn’t update more than XX min

how to verify if file isn’t update more than 55 min? For example, the file IOstatDisk2.log not update since 18:00 And now the current time is 19:00 solaris1a:/var/tmp ROOT # ls -ltr IOstatDisk2.log ...
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When piped with ls, grep in solaris is not working

I am using the below command in solaris ls -l | grep '*PROC*' But it is not working. I have many files that contain "PROC" in their name like "XREF_PROC.complete" but when I use the above command ...
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Error when use WinSCP + copy file from solaris machine to Windows machine

When I use WinSCP in order to transfer file from the Solaris machine to the Windows machine I get the following message Received too large (7367222 B ) SFTP packet……. The error is typically ...
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How can I copy and rename files with the same file name

I have a directory structure that contains a number of files which are named the same as in: dir1/test dir2/test dir3/test I want to find each test file and copy it to another directory with a ...
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ipv6 routing between 2 subnets not working

I'm trying to configure ipv6 routing between machines in the different subnets. Between the machines already configured and works ipv4. I have 2 ipv4 subnets with addresses: 10.0.1.xxx 10.0.2.xxx ...
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Zipping / Encryption on Solaris 10

I have a dump file which I am zipping it up -> sending it over a network -> and burning it onto DVD. However, now i would require encryption AES 256 on the dump file. I am running Solaris 10. Is ...
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Trying to create a Big Endian environment using solaris 10 SPARC VM in Windows8 Host

I need a Big Endian system for testing. I am planning to create a Solaris Virtual Machine by installing Oracle Solaris 10 ...
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Navigating with arrow keys in vi is slow

I use rlogin to remote login from a Solaris 10 Sparc to a Solaris 10 x86 host. When using vi, navigating with the h, j, k, and l keys is very fast and smooth. However, navigating with the arrow keys ...
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In Solaris how do you start App Builder CDE?

I have a Oracle Solaris 11 installed on a VM. I am trying to start the App. Builder program by dtbuilder as mentioned in the documentation but unable to start. I cannot find /usr/dt directory either. ...
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Pass “some” special keys to VNC server but not all in realVNC

I have my machine running windows 7, and I use realVNC to access solaris unix box. I am enabling "Pass special keys directly to server" because I use many of the special keys for emacs and unix. ...
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Changing user in a solaris script Sudo not an option

Sudo is disabled on my machine. I am creating a script that installs a server that must be installed as root but the profiles must be created as a different user I tried to use su - user - c But I ...
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Starting DHCP server on Solaris SPARC 11

I have been trying to start the SPARC based Solaris 11 ISC DHCP server. I use the standard 'svcadm enable svc:/network/dhcp/server:ipv4' command to start the ISC DHCP server. But it never comes to ...
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Copy files from Solaris to redhat via SCP command run on RedHat console

I have to copy several GB of little files (from few bytes to < 1MB). These files resides on a file system of a Solaris system. No rsync and rdiff software is available on Solaris and cannot be ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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SVN Backup and Restore

I am trying to take backup and restore Remote SVN using svnrdump because we don't have an admin SVN console. I need a incremental backup so it will take less time. I am using the following command ...
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Solaris virtualization-zones [closed]

In the context of virtualization in Solaris, could someone provide a short description of the following: Zones Kernel zones Branded zones Non global zones
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Inserting Oracle Solaris 11.2 Repository on VirtualBox Oracle Solaris 11 (64 bit)

I downloaded Oracle Solaris 11.2 Repository from Oracle.com and i can't figure out how to uncompress it and insert it on VirtualBox.. Please let me know what steps to take.. Thank you.. My e mail is ...
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Solaris ZFS Mirroring - is different stripe widths valid?

I have found many articles about using ZFS mirroring with different sized disks, and it appears to be possible to grow a mirror by using larger disks. Is it possible to consolidate a stripe onto ...
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How to boot Solaris from network (using Windows 7)

Currently I have a single Board Computer: Themis USPIIe-USB™ 6U VMEbus computer board based on the Sun® Microsystems 550-MHz and 650-MHz 64-bit UltraSPARC® processors. Currently it boots from an ...
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Why tar hangs failing to extract a file

I am using a Solaris 11 system and am trying to extract from a tar file which I know to be OK, but when I try to extract it, tar hangs. I don't get any feedback from tar. What areas of Solaris should ...
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Find the creator of an idle TCP connection

On Solaris (or Unix), how can I find the remote host associated with the creation of a currently idle TCP connection? lsof gives me a bunch of lines like this: java 25375 foo 8161u IPv4 ...
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Solaris - get the remote host associated with each TCP connection

On Solaris, how can I get the remote IP or hostname associated with each TCP connection?
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Solaris BIND / VI - how to view special characters in a zone file?

I'm having some issues with a new zone file and I recall previously that I was prone to using some special characters somewhere that confused BIND. Is anyone aware of a command that would show all ...
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SOLARIS: “du -s” vs “du -sh”

On all the SOLARIS servers I have access to du -s for some reason returns around twice of what it should. Example: root@someserver:/tmp/testdir# uname -a SunOS someserver 5.11 11.1 sun4u sparc ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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fit grep syntax from linux to solaris

The following command grep -w '^[^#]* machine_VIP' /etc/hosts | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' works fine on linux (its capture the machine_VIP alias and return the IP address from /etc/hosts and ...
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system boot on grub and menu.lst absent

I have big problem on a mirrored rpool grub> boot Error 8: Kernel must be loaded before booting grub> setup (hd1) Checking ...
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Vi Editior Navigator Not Working Properly in Solaris 10

I am using ViEditor : This is my code of line : sh /u02/oraprod/prod/db/tech_st/11.1.0/appsutil/scripts/PROD_hooradb2/adautocfg.sh appspass=apps > $HOME/LOG/autocfg.log perl ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment : Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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Configuring route from source to destination

not an expert in Solaris networking so would like to ask your opinions Say i want to configure packet routing from source 10.126.120.130 (A) to destination 10.214.140.9 (B). I configured it this way ...
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Any file copy to /my/ftp from user(khan) should have 664 permission in solaris

I have one ftp directory /my/ftp and owner is raza. user khan is copying files to above directory. I want any file copied by user khan should have 664 permission. I tried by setting umask 002 in ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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Solaris libglib2.0-dev

i want install mc-4.8.12 (Midnight Commander), but i get this error: enter code here error: glib-2.0 not found or version too old (must be >= 2.12) When i search for a solution in google i see ...
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Bind Solaris 10 swap file

I have created an Oracle swap file to enhance my swap space. I have to do this for a Oracle Client installation. After creating swap file i Run the swap command to specify the additional swap space ...
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Oracle Client 11g for Solaris

OS: solaris 11_2-text-x86 I want to install an Oracle Client but can only see the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client (SPARC) but my Solaris OS isn´t sparc. When i still install the sparc version ...
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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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Solaris 11.1 x86 installing Weblogic 12.11

Ive been looking everywhere for a way to install Weblogic on Solaris. According to Oracle's documentation, all you need to install Weblogic Graphical Mode is Login on Unix Go to the directory that ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Is it possible to install solaris 11 with zfs root file system in virtual box guest?

I want to test zfs file sharing capabilities using a virtual machine. Is this possible because I don't seem to get a prompt during installation to select a zfs file system.
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Delay before the file transfer on Linux or Solaris

I would like to put delay before file transfer on Linux or Solaris. As far as i know scp commands has no delay option. scp file_name root@dest_ip:/dest_path So, how can i put delay (it can change ...
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Using fdisk -r to read disk in Solaris

Upon reading the fdisk's man page on Solaris, I came across the -r flag: -r Read from disk and write to stdout. See -o and -s, which specify the starting point and size of operation. Using ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Set the partition type with parted

I just acquired a new Dell laptop. I installed Linux on the 1st half of the HDD and on the second part I want to install Oracle Solaris. According to this I need to set the partition type of the ...
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SunOS 5.10 - ignore certain files in ls

I don't know why but I can't execute ls with ignore flag: -bash-3.2$ ls -I '*.log' ls: illegal option -- I Do you know what else can I try?