Within Sys Admin, we try to provide practical solutions
to systems administration problems regardless of what UNIX you run.
This special supplemental issue, however, which was developed in
cooperation with Sun Microsystems, focuses solely on SolarisTM
The articles included in this supplemental issue are a mix of
contributed articles from freelance authors, from Sun Microsystems,
and from some of our regular columnists. In the technical features,
Alexander Golomshtok describes some useful techniques for troubleshooting
Solaris network performance, Ross Oliver discusses the use of Solaris
role-based access control, Kristy Westphal describes how TITAN and
JASS can be used to harden Solaris hosts, and James McPherson provides
some general tips for tuning Solaris 8.
The Sun-contributed articles provide overviews of the features
and benefits of Sun Management Center and Sun MC Change Manager.
They also cover some security tips for Solaris 9, features of Sun
Cluster 3.0, and the Solaris Patch Manager. Sun Microsystems feels
these products are important to systems administrators and, through
this special supplement, has taken the opportunity to provide information
developed specifically for Sys Admin readers. Feel free to
contact me with comments or suggestions.
Editor in Chief