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1) What files control user administration?

A) /etc/passwd file: 7 Fields: loginid:x:userid:groupid:comment:homedir:shell /etc/shadow: 9 Fields: loginid:password:lastchng:min:max:warn:inactive:expire /etc/group : 4 Fields : groupname:password:groupid:username list) 2) What does the pwconv command do? A) It updates the /etc/shadow file with information from /etc/passwd file. 3) Where are the failed login attemps to system logged? A) /var/adm/loginlog (We need to create this file as it does not exist by defaul t) 4) Which command shows the users currently logged in to system? A) who ( It reads the information from /var/adm/utmpx file) 5) Which command will show detailed information about a user? A) finger m 6) Which command displays all login and logouts? A) last (It reads the information from /var/adm/wtmpx file) 7) What is the StickyBit file permission? A) Sticky Bit permission protects the file within a public writable directory. File set with sticky bit will not allow any user to delete the file except the Owner of file, owner of the group or the root user. 8) How is ACL (Access Control Lists) implemented? A) 8.1) getfacl command : To display an ACL on file. Syntax : getfacl 8.2) setfacl command : To set the ACL on file Syntax : setfacl 8.3) setfacl m command : To modify ACL entries Syntax : setfacl m 8.4) setfacl s command : Remove old ACL entries and replace with new one. Syntax : setfacl s 8.5) setfacl d command : Delete ACL entry Syntax : setfacl d 9) Imp root(/) subdirectories and their purpose : 9.1) / : Root of overall file system. 9.2) /bin : Symbolic link to /usr/bin. Stores standard system commands and binar y files. 9.3) /dev : Primary location for logical device names 9.4) /devices : Primary location for physical device names 9.5) /etc : Contains host specific system admin config files 9.6) /export : Default directory for commonly shared filesystems. 9.7) /home : Default directory / mount point for user s home directory 9.8) /kernel : Directory of platform independent loadable kernel file 9.9) /mnt : Temporary mount point for file systems 9.10) /opt : Default directory for add on packages 9.11) /sbin : Executables used in booting process and file recovery 9.12) /tmp : Temporary files 9.13) /usr : Mount point for /usr file system 9.14) /var : Directory for varying files, temporary logging or status files

10) What are the different disk slices? Slice Name Function 0 / Root s system files 1 swap Swap area 2 Entire Disk 5 /opt Optional Software 6 /usr System Exe s 7 /export/home User s file and directories 11) Which command displays the system configuration information? A) prtconf 12) Which command is used to configure newly attached hardware ? A) devfsadm c where 13) What are the different types of file systems in Solaris? A) There are 3 Types of file system : 13.A.1) Disk based : ufs (standard unix), hsfs (cd-rom), pcfs (Floppy) Or udf (DVD and CD Rom) 13.A.2) Distributed : NFS (enables sharing of files between many types of n/w) 13.A.3) Pseudo : tmpfs (temporary), swapfs , fdfs, procfs 14) What is a boot block ? A) The bootstrap program (bootblk) is found in the next 15 disk sectors. Only th e root file system has an active boot block, although the space is allocated for b oot block at the beginning of each file system. 15) What is superblock ? A) The file system is determined by its superblock. It is contained in the 16 di sk sectors following the boot block. It contains : No. of data blocks No.of cylinder groups Size of data block fragment Description of hardware Name of mount point File system state flag ( clean , stable , active , logging or unknown) 16) How will you repair the main superblock if it gets corrupted? A) Every file system has backup superblock at block no.32, which can be given to fsck to repair the main superblock. # fsck o b=32 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 17) How to create new file systems ? A) newfs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 18) How will you restore /etc/vfstab file if it gets corrupted? A) Step 1 : Insert Solaris CD 1 of 2 Step 2 : Go to single user mode : ok boot cdrom s Step 3 : Run fsck on /(root) partition : # fsck /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 Step 4 : Mount /(root) file system on /a directory to gain access to file system # mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 /a Step 5 : Set & export TERM variable # TERM=sun # export TERM Step 6 : Edit /etc/vfstab file and remove the incorrect entry : # vi /a/etc/vfst ab Step 7 : Unmount the file system : # cd / ; # umount /a and reboot the system.

19) How will you share user s home directory? A) Step 1 : Login as root and verify mountd daemon is running # ps ef grep mountd Step 2 : If the daemon is not running start it : # /etc/init.d/nfs.server start Step 3 : List all shared filesystems # share Step 4 : Edit the /etc/dfs/dfstab file and add : # share F nfs /export/home Step 5 : Share the file systems in the /etc/dfs/dfstab file : # shareall F nfs Step 6 : Verify that the home directory is shared. # share 20) What does /etc/inittab file contain ? A) The /etc/inittab contains the systems default run level, processes to start/m onitor or restart. It also contains the actions to be taken when run level changes. /etc/inittab file is in foll format :- id:rstate:action:process 21) How will you use shutdown command? A) # shutdown i0 g300 y 22) How will you check the OBP version of your system ? A) Use banner command at the ok prompt 23) Explain the Solaris Boot process? A) 23.1 ) Boot Prom Phase : Runs POST to verify system hardware and memory Loads bootblk primary boot program. 23.2) Boot Program Phase : bootblk loads the finds ufsboot and loads it in memory.uf sboot loads the kernel. 23.3) Kernel Initialization Phase : Loads modules using ufsboot Creates user processes and starts /sbin/init process. 23.4) Initialization Phase : Starts rc scripts. These scripts check & mounts file System, starts various processes and perform system maintanence tasks 24) Backup And Restore : Full backup : # ufsdump 0uf /dev/rmt/0 / Where 0 indicates full backup f Path of the backup device u update the dumpdates file. Restore : # ufsrestore if /dev/rmt/0 25) How to temporary disable user s login. A) Log in as root B) Create /etc/nologin file # vi /etc/nologin C) Include a message D) Close and Save the file. 26) What does Probe command do? A) probe-scsi-all list all internal and external scsi devices B) probe-ide-all List all ide devices 27) How to find whether a system is configured for 32-bit or 64-bit? A) # isainfo -v 28) How to activate Ethernet card ? A) # ifconfig qfe0 plumb

29) How will you assign ip address to system? A) # ifconfig qfe0 netmask up 30) How will you check current ip configuration? A) # ifconfig a 31) How will you set a default router ? A) # /etc/defaultrouter 32) How to remove all current routes and assign as default router? A) # route flush # route add default 33) How to change the network settings ? A) # sys-unconfig 34) What all does the NVRAM store? A) Ethernet Address / Host ID / Time of Day (TOD) clock and EEPROM Parameters 35) Where are all the port numbers stored? A) Port numbers are stored in /etc/services 36) Where are eeprom file stored ? A) /usr/sbin/eeprom 37) Some important NIS commands : 1) # ypcat hosts Prints info from hosts database 2) # ypmatch host1 hosts Match individual host entries 3) # ypmatch user1 passwd 4) # ypwhich Returns NIS master server. 38) Controlling the tape drive ? 1) mt f /dev/rmt/0n n indicates no rewind. 39) What are the network utilities ? 1) snoop To capture network packets & display contents 2) netstat i Displays state of Ethernet address 3) ndd command Set & examine kernel parameters namely TCP/IP drivers. 40) Network Configuration : 1) /etc/resolv.conf : Contains Internet domain name, name server and search orde r. 2) /etc/nsswitch.conf : Specifies information source from files, NIS, NIS+ or DN S 3) /etc/hostname.[int](hme0 eri0 le0] : IP v4 host 4) /etc/nodename : IP v6 host 5) /etc/inet/hosts : Host namefile (/etc/host links to this file) 6) /etc/inet/netmasks : TCP/IP subnet router 7) /etc/inet/protocols : Network protocols 8) /etc/inet/services : Network service name & port numbers 9) /etc/notrouter : Create this file to prevent in.routed or in.rdiscd from star

ting at boot time 10) /etc/inet/inetd.conf : Internet super daemon config file 11) To change hostname / ip address : /etc/hostname.{int}(hme0 le0) /etc/nodename /etc/inet/hosts /etc/net/*/hosts /etc/defaultrouter /etc/resolv.conf 41) How to configure interfaces at boot time> A) /etc/rcS.d/ file This script is run each time system is booted. It uses ifconfig utility to configure each interface with IP add & other network info.It searches for files called : hostname.xxn in /etc where xx int type & n i nstance of interface.