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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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SAF Architecture

Figure 30 shows the architecture of SAF. Each of the architectural elements is described in the following paragraphs.

Figure 30. Service Access Facility Architecture

The init Process

The init process controls the overall state of the UNIX operating system and creates processes by using the information stored in the /etc/inittab file. The init process monitors the sac. The /etc/inittab file has an entry that restarts the sac process if init receives a signal indicating that the sac process has died.

Service Access Controller

The sac daemon controls the overall state of arbitrary processes that are started in response to connection ...

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