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  SunOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SunOS was the version of the UNIX operating system developed by Sun Microsystems for their workstations and server systems until the early 1990s.
SunOS used the OpenLook windowing system, in later Solaris releases they also introduced CDE.
Solaris man pages are labeled with SunOS, and the startup sequence displays it, but the term "SunOS" is no longer used in Sun marketing documents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SunOS   (415 words)

 Solaris Operating Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The shift to a System V code base in SunOS 5 was marked by changing the marketing name to Solaris 2; thus SunOS 5.0 was marketed as Solaris 2.0.
The term "SunOS" is still used to refer to the underlying operating system itself, and Solaris is considered to be the SunOS operating system plus a graphical user environment, ONC+, and networking and other enhancements.
SunOS is still used as the term to describe the core of Solaris.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solaris_Operating_Environment   (652 words)

 FAQ: Sun Computer Administration Frequently Asked Questions
In SunOS 4.x the amount of swap space and Virutal memory are one and the same so you need at least as much swap as real memory.
SunOS 4.1 and later shouldn't get "inode: table is full", as that table is dynamically allocated; SunOS 5.0 should dynamically allocate entries in most if not all of those tables.
SunOS 4.1.3 has been reported to run on the SPARCstation 10 model 412/512 and the 600 model 412/512, but this configuration is not supported by Sun.
www.faqs.org /faqs/comp-sys-sun-faq   (15185 words)

 docs.sun.com: Binary Compatibility Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Enable SunOS 4.x executable files in a.out object file format to execute on the Solaris 8 release (where the default object file format is ELF).
Provide SunOS 4.x behavior for all library routines and system calls, including those with new interfaces or different behaviors: even if the interface to or behavior of the calls differs, this mapping ensures that the SunOS 4.x binaries will get the expected behavior.
For SunOS 5.0, and subsequent releases, all of these functions are changed to perform their functions through the Name Service Switch.
docs.sun.com /app/docs/doc/806-1047/6jac212uj?a=view   (2416 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: SunOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SunOS was the version of "Unix (Trademark for a powerful operating system) " used by Sun Microsystems (additional info and facts about Sun Microsystems) for their workstations that debuted in 1992.
SunOS was then retroactively named Solaris 1.x (additional info and facts about Solaris 1.x).
Some people still refer to Solaris as "SunOS" despite both of them being quite different.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/su/sunos2.htm   (71 words)

 Encyclopedia: SunOS
Almost all substantial UNIX and Unix-like operating systems have extensive documentation available as an electronic manual, split into multiple sections called man pages (short for manual pages and based on the command used to display them).
The Solaris Operating Environment (OE) (Solaris) is a computer operating system, the proprietary Unix variant developed by Sun Microsystems.
SunOS to HP-UX 9.05 Porting Guide : a detailed comparison of commands, OS calls, data structures, directories, and other parts of Sun-OS and HP-UX, especially for those going from one OS to the other.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/SunOS   (1028 words)

 Sun-Managers' Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Under SunOS 4.1.x, there is a "#B=" at the top of /var/yp/Makefile, uncomment and change this to "B=-b" and setup NIS in the usual fashion.
SunOS 4.1.3 and later has been reported to run on multiprocessor SuperSPARC configurations of the SS10, SS20, and 600, but this configuration is not supported by Sun.
In SunOS 4.x, this is usually caused by a blank line in /etc/services or in the services map on the NIS server.
www.latech.edu /sunmanfaq.html   (11798 words)

 CERT Advisory CA-1991-02 SunOS in.telnetd Vulnerability
This vulnerability also affects SunOS 4.0.3 versions of both in.telnetd and in.rlogind on all Sun3 and Sun 4 architectures.
That is, the tarfile contains the new patches for SunOS 4.0.3 as well as those files previously distributed in the 100125-02.tar.Z tarfile.
The compressed tarfile is available by anonymous FTP on uunet.uu.net ( in sun-dist/100125-03.tar.Z. Please note: This compressed tarfile also includes patched versions of in.telnetd for SunOS 4.1 and 4.1.1.
www.cert.org /advisories/CA-1991-02.html   (783 words)

 3. Comparison of SunOS with Solaris (19-Mar-1996)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ensure that SunOS executables are properly linked and loaded at run time, using the correct set of libraries.
Enable SunOS executable files in a.out object file format to execute on Solaris (where the default object file format is ELF).
Correctly map the set of supported SunOS ioctls to the corresponding SunOS 5.x ioctls, and ensure that the ioctl parameters are properly mapped.
astro.pas.rochester.edu /Solaris/sunosYsolaris.html   (285 words)

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In this example the bootserver is a Sun 3/80 running SunOS 4.1.1, so the exact syntax of the configuration files might be a bit different if you use another system.
There are some scripts that should setup anything for you if you have a SunOS bootserver, but these scripts didn't work for me and they have certain limitations, so I did everything the old fashioned way.
The SunOS version in this example is 4.1.1, but any other version should be okay too, as long as it supports your hardware.
sites.inka.de /pcde/help/sunos_network_boot.html   (1097 words)

 compat_sunos(1) manual page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Compatibility with SunOS version 5 and later, better known as Solaris, is not addressed by these instructions; please read the compat_svr4(8) manual page instead.
The exceptions include programs that use the SunOS kvm library, and various system calls, ioctl()'s, or kernel semantics that are difficult to emulate.
This will place the SunOS libraries on your OpenBSD machine in a location where the SunOS compatibility code will look for first, where they do not conflict with the standard libraries.
www.monkey.org /cgi-bin/man2html?compat_sunos   (239 words)

 SunOS 4.x support phaseout - CMU/SCS Computing Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SunOS 4.1.4 (aka Solaris 1.1.2) was first released in November, 1994.
Very few SunOS systems remain in use and continued Facilities support of this outdate software is no longer practical.
In general, users who are currently on facilities-supported SunOS machines should consider moving to either Solaris or Linux as their supported platform.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs.cmu.edu/help/www/news/archives/sunos_phaseout.html   (282 words)

 SunOS vs Solaris
All Sun workstations running SunOS 4.1.3 or lower are using the BSD version of UNIX.
SunOS is a BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) based Unix operating system offered by Sun Microsystems for use on Sparc-based workstations for single CPU systems only.
The primary differences between SunOS 4.X and Solaris 2 are differences between the Berkeley version of tools and commands and the ATandT version of those same tools and commands.
www.nd.edu /~nkalla/main/academic/sunoz_vs_solaris.html   (788 words)

 Solaris Systems Administrator’s Guide, Second Edition:APPENDIX A Major Differences: SunOS 4.x Versus SunOS 5.x ...
Table A-7 describes new files and commands that were not part of the SunOS 4.
In SunOS 5.x systems, there is no TEX filter, no pscat (C /A / T) filter, and no raster image filter.
SunOS 4.x shell scripts used the arch command to determine system architecture.
www.bordergatewayprotocol.net /~jon/helpful_stuff/solaris/solaris-sysadmin-guide/appendix-a.html   (2868 words)

 SunOS mountd Vulnerability
Who is Affected Vulnerable: SunOS 5.6, 5.6_x86, 5.5.1, 5.5.1_x86, 5.5, 5.5_x86, 5.4, 5.4_x86, and 5.3.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, Solaris and SunOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
This Security Bulletin may be reproduced and distributed, provided that this Security Bulletin is not modified in any way and is attributed to Sun Microsystems, Inc. and provided that such reproduction and distribution is performed for non-commercial purposes.
ciac.llnl.gov /ciac/bulletins/i-048.shtml   (818 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CERT recommends that after you install cpm in your favorite directory, you take measures to ensure the integrity of the program by noting the size and checksums of the source code and resulting binary.
CIAC recommends the installation of any applicable patches that either are not currently present on a system or are present in the form of an older version of the patch.
SunOS security patches are available through both your Sun Answer Center and anonymous FTP.
csrc.nist.gov /secalert/ciac/e-fy94/e-12.net-monitor-attacks-update   (2281 words)

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SunOS release 4.x systems convey type rather than device attributes, which makes it difficult for programs and scripts to derive necessary information about devices.
SunOS release 5.6 conventions are slightly different from ATandT SVR4 device names because SunOS release 5.6 allows only eight user-configurable slices on a disk.
SunOS release 5.6 and SunOS release 4.x file systems are similar, but there are changes in the locations and names of system directories and files.
docs.sun.com /source/802-5758/802-5758.xml   (5971 words)

 SunOS Solaris DLT cookbook - 3rd party tape drive how-to.
CONFIGURING SUNOS FOR USE WITH DLT'S. For all files you are likely to edit or otherwise change I recommend for you to take a backup before applying your changes (including /vmunix when making a new kernel under 4.1.x).
We had to introduce them because SunOS is unable to enable/disable compression using the standard way, so we created the additional codes which change the format and enable/disable compression at the same time.
As all of these are _generic_ drivers as is the REEL one i still prefer to use REEL as originally recommended by DEC and I've noticed no unwanted behaviour using REEL as the type.
www.sundot.com /unix/solaris/dltcook.shtml   (4699 words)

 ISS X-Force Database: sun-passwd-symlink(7207): SunOS passwd symlink could allow root access   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sun Microsystems SunOS version 4.1.x could allow a local attacker to overwrite files on the system to gain root privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the passwd file.
An attacker can launch a symlink attack on the passwd file and use the -f command line option to specify a different password file to be used.
CVE-1999-1388: passwd in SunOS 4.1.x allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack and the -F command line argument.
xforce.iss.net /xforce/xfdb/7207   (287 words)

Solaris is an enhancement of SunOS that includes a graphic user interface.
Current versions of SunOS were originally based on the AT&T SVR4.0 flavor of Unix.
SunOS to HP-UX 9.05 Porting Guide: a detailed comparison of commands, OS calls, data structures, directories, and other parts of Sun-OS and HP-UX, especially for those going from one OS to the other.
www.osdata.com /oses/sunos.htm   (888 words)

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The checksums can be used to verify the integrity of SunOS system files which have been modified by intruders with root access.
To further complicate the matter, intruders are modifying files such that the modified files have the same checksum as the original file.
ASSIST recommends the installation of any applicable patches that either are not currently present on a system or are present in the form of an older version of the patch.
packetstormsecurity.nl /advisories/assist/assistc.402   (2453 words)

 GT/CoC/CNS - FAQ: SunOS 4 operating system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As most of you who have been compiling packages which rely on X11 libraries and include files have noticed, there are many differences between our three major platforms (SunOS, Irix and Solaris) as to where you look for the files.
Both SunOS and Irix have X installed in the traditional places whereas Solaris doesn't.
Under the SunOS platform X is installed in /usr/local by us.
www.cc.gatech.edu /cns/faq/systems.sun.sunos.html   (1009 words)

 SunOS 4.1.1 Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The SunOS 4.1 is based on the UNIX System V OS and 4.3BSD UNIX OS.
As is the case with all UNIX-based operating systems, the SunOS operating system consists of a kernel and many hundreds of other files containing data and programs.
This held true until Sun's release of Solaris 2.x (SunOS 5.3), which is based on AT&T SVR4 version of Unix.
www.atlantis.edu /sunos   (161 words)

 CERT Advisory CA-1991-21 NFS Jumbo Patch, SunOS 4.1
On SunOS 4.1.1 systems, Sun states that patch 100173-07 must be installed before patch 100424-1.
In addition, they recommend the installation of all security-related patches applicable to the version of SunOS that you are running.
A security vulnerability exists in SunOS NFS relating to the way in which it allocates file handles.
www.cert.org /advisories/CA-1991-21.html   (710 words)

 Which Sun models run which versions of SunOS?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Solaris 7 = "Solaris 2.7" = SunOS 5.7,
SunOS 4.1.3 and later versions of SunOS 4.x have been reported to run on
SunOS 5.3 (aka Solaris 2.3) is said to run on the SS5, but without support
www.unixguide.net /sun/manager/9.1.shtml   (530 words)

 Experience with TCP Vegas From SunOS 4.1.3 to NetBSD 1.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
They implemented their new algorithm, called TCP Vegas, on the x-kernel and published a performance study of Vegas in a SIGCOMM 94 paper titled "TCP Vegas: New Techniques for Congestion Detection and Avoidance".
at the University of Southern California ported TCP Vegas from the X-kernel to SunOS 4.1.3 and conducted a series of performance experiments on it.
SunOS 4.1.3 TCP is based on 4.3BSD Tahoe; NetBSD 1.0 TCP is based on 4.4BSD.
catarina.usc.edu /yaxu/Vegas/Html/vegas.html   (692 words)

 ISS X-Force Database: sun-cbreset-bo(6726): SunOS cb_reset command buffer overflow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
SunOS version 5.8 is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the cb_reset command.
Cb_reset is a setuid root command used to reset and reboot a hung control board, and is included as part of the SUNWsspop package.
CVE-2001-0699: Buffer overflow in cb_reset in the System Service Processor (SSP) package of SunOS 5.8 allows a local user to execute arbitrary code via a long argument.
xforce.iss.net /static/6726.php   (274 words)

 SunOS and Solaris Binary Emulation on UltraLinux
There is a major difference between the binary formats used in SunOS and Solaris programs.
SunOS uses the a.out (Assembler Output) binary format, which is the original executable format for UNIX, while Solaris and Linux use the ELF (Executable and Linking Format) binary format.
All SunOS and Solaris binaries, libraries and devicefiles are by default expected to exist in respectively
www.auxio.org /~pkrul/docs/solemu   (398 words)

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