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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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Tools for Managing Terminals and Modems

The following table lists the tools for managing terminals and modems.

Table 1-2 Tools For Managing Terminals and Modems

Managing Terminals and Modems Method


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The most comprehensive

Service Access Facility (SAF) commands

Service Access Facility

The quickest setup

Solaris Management Console's Serial Ports tool

Chapter 2, Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks) and Solaris Management Console online help

Serial Ports Tool

The Serial Ports tool sets up the serial port software to work with terminals and modems by calling the pmadm command with the appropriate information.

The tool also provides the following:

  • Templates for common terminal and modem configurations

  • Multiple port setup, modification, or deletion

  • Quick visual status of each port

Service Access Facility

The SAF is the tool used for administering terminals, modems, and other network devices.

In particular, the SAF enables you to set up the following:

  • ttymon and listen port monitors by using the sacadm command

  • ttymon port monitor services by using the pmadm and ttyadm commands

  • listen port monitor services by using the pmadm and nlsadmin commands

  • Troubleshoot tty devices

  • Troubleshoot incoming network requests for printing service

  • Troubleshoot the Service Access Controller by using the sacadm command

The SAF is an open-systems solution that controls access to system and network resources through tty devices and local-area networks (LANs). The SAF is not a program, but a hierarchy of background processes and administrative commands.

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