28 December 2010

Local Port Forwarding In SSH

Anyone familiar with UNIX administration is almost assuredly familiar
with SSH.  As a de facto standard of remote access, it can be used as
a replacement to telnet, ftp, rcp, and rlogin.  Additionally, it can
be used to provide a secure channel for other needs such encrypting

19 December 2010

op, An Alternative To sudo

**** What is op? ****

For those unfamiliar with op, one can think of op as being similar
to sudo.  As taken from the man page (op.1):

16 December 2010

Using Logical Network Interfaces

Logical interfaces (logints, vips) are sometimes overlooked though can be
quite handy.  For instance, they can be used for IP based hosting (think
webservers), failover of clustered services, testing, providing network
connectivity for zones, etc.  Additionally, they are relatively trivial

12 December 2010

BIOS Boot Device - Solaris

In 'Host Info - Boot Parameters', we saw how the boot device on Solaris
could be identified using 'prtconf'.  The output was similar to:
        boot-device:    '/pci@1e,600000/ide@d/disk@0,0:a

09 December 2010

Mounting an SVM Root Disk from CDROM

The following illustrates how to mount a root disk under Solaris Volume
Manager (SVM) control when booted from a CDROM.  Our host details:
        HOST:                   snorkle

07 December 2010

FreeBSD Issue with Solaris NFS Shares

In a past NAS migration attempt, it was discovered that FreeBSD boxes
don't necessarily play well with NFS mounts shared from Solaris boxes
when the mount IP is on a virtual interface.  The reason behind this
issue is that Solaris, in dealing with virtual interfaces, responds

03 December 2010

Host Info - Windows Server pt. 1

What's this, a Windows Server post?  He's lost his mind, right?!
This post can be chalked up to "what if X", as in, what if I want to
get host information on a Windows server from the command line.  So,
adding to the host info series, here's how to get memory, cpu, and boot