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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Fine-Tuning the Solaris 8 TCP/IP Stack

Solaris is a general-purpose operating system intended for general-purpose computers. This means that allowances for different configurations, requirements, and uses must be made by its developers. It is also a flexible operating system—it may be configured in a way that best suits a particular environment. The default configuration of Solaris 8 is intended to be optimal for most common situations. However, as you might appreciate, that approach does not work in all cases. This section shows you how to modify certain network parameters in the Solaris TCP/IP stack to make it more secure and less prone to common attacks. The Solaris tool we will use for this purpose is ndd(1M). We will cover only network ...

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