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Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual
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System Default Parameters

The functioning of various system facilities is governed by a set of values that are read by each facility on startup. The values stored in a file for each facility are located in the /etc/default directory. Not every system facility has a file located in this directory.

autofs

This facility enables you to configure autofs parameters such as automatic timeout, displaying or logging status messages, browsing autofs mount points, and tracing. For details, see autofs(4).

cron

This facility enables you to disable or enable cron logging.

devfsadm

This file is not currently used.

dhcpagent

Client usage of DHCP is provided by the dhcpagent daemon. When ifconfig identifies an interface that has been configured to receive its network configuration from DHCP, it starts the client daemon to manage that interface.

For more information, see the /etc/default/dhcpagent information in the FILES section of dhcpagent(1M).

fs

File system administrative commands have a generic and file system-specific portion. If the file system type is not explicitly specified with the -F option, a default is applied. The value is specified in this file. For more information, see the Description section of default_fs(4).

ftp

This facility enables you to set the ls command behavior to the RFC 959 NLST command. The default ls behavior is the same as in the previous Solaris release.

For details, see ftp(4).

inetinit

This facility enables you to configure TCP sequence numbers and to enable or disable support for 6to4 relay routers.

init

For details, see the /etc/default/init information in the FILES section of init(1M).

All values in the file are placed in the environment of the shell that init invokes in response to a single user boot request. The init process also passes these values to any commands that it starts or restarts from the /etc/inittab file.

keyserv

For details, see the /etc/default/keyserv information in the FILES section of keyserv(1M).

kbd

For details, see the Extended Description section of kbd(1).

login

For details, see the /etc/default/login information in the FILES section of login(1).

mpathd

This facility enables you to set in.mpathd configuration parameters.

For details, see in.mpathd(1M).

nfs

This facility enables you to set NFS daemon configuration parameters.

For details, see nfs(4).

nfslogd

For details, see the Description section of nfslogd(1M).

nss

This facility enables you to configure initgroups(3C) lookup parameters.

For details, see nss(4).

passwd

For details, see the /etc/default/passwd information in the FILES section of passwd(1).

power

For details, see the /etc/default/power information in the FILES section of pmconfig(1M).

rpc.nisd

For details, see the /etc/default/rpc.nisd information in the FILES section of rpc.nisd(1M).

su

For details, see the /etc/default/su information in the FILES section of su(1M).

syslog

For details, see the /etc/default/syslogd information in the FILES section of syslogd(1M).

sys-suspend

For details, see the /etc/default/sys-suspend information in the FILES section of sys-suspend(1M).

tar

For a description of the -f function modifier, see tar(1).

If the TAPE environment variable is not present and the value of one of the arguments is a number and -f is not specified, the number matching the archiveN string is looked up in the /etc/default/tar file. The value of the archiveN string is used as the output device with the blocking and size specifications from the file.

For example:

% tar -c 2 /tmp/*

This command writes the output to the device specified as archive2 in the /etc/default/tar file.

utmpd

The utmpd daemon monitors /var/adm/utmpx (and /var/adm/utmp in earlier Solaris versions) to ensure that utmp entries inserted by non-root processes by pututxline(3C) are cleaned up on process termination.

Two entries in /etc/default/utmpd are supported:

  • SCAN_PERIOD – The number of seconds that utmpd sleeps between checks of /proc to see if monitored processes are still alive. The default is 300.

  • MAX_FDS – The maximum number of processes that utmpd attempts to monitor. The default value is 4096 and should never need to be changed.

yppasswdd

This facility enables you to configure whether a user can successfully set a login shell to a restricted shell when using the passwd -r nis -e command.

For details, see rpc.yppasswdd(1M).

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