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     sysidtool, sysidnet, sysidns, sysidsys, sysidroot,  sysidpm,
     sysidnfs4, sysidkbd - system configuration








     sysidtool is a suite of programs that configure a  new  sys-
     tem,   or   one   that   has  been  unconfigured  with  sys-
     unconfig(1M). The sysidtool programs  run  automatically  at
     system  installation,  or  during  the  first  boot  after a
     machine has been successfully unconfigured.

     These programs have no effect  except  at  such  times,  and
     should never be run manually.

     The sysidtool programs set up the appropriate information in
     the machine's configuration files, in the kernel, and on the
     machine's network interface. The following  list  shows  the
     available commands and the information for which each of the
     commands lists.

     sysidnet: network configuration

         Machine's  default  locale.  Machine's   console   type.
         Machine's host name. Machine's IP address.

     sysidns: name service configuration

         Name service choice: NIS,  NIS+,  DNS,  LDAP,  or  none.
         Machine's  IP  subnet  mask  (if  no NIS/NIS+ server can
         automatically be located on the  machine's  sub-network.
         Domain  name  for  chosen  name service. Hostname and IP
         address of name server(s). DNS  search  list  (DNS  name
         service only)

     sysidsys: miscellaneous system configuration

         Machine's IP subnet mask  (if  an  NIS/NIS+  server  was
         automatically  located  on  the  machine's sub-network).
         Machine's time zone. Date and time.

     sysidroot: control superuser information

         Machine's root password.

     sysidpm: power management configuration

         Auto-shutdown confirmation if the system is  Energystar-
         V2  compliant, that is, a new system model shipped after
         October 1, 1995.

     sysidnfs4: NFSv4 domain configuration

         Domain name to be used by NFSv4 client(s) and  server(s)
         to  transmit  user and group id's as strings of the gen-
         eral form "[user|group]@domain".

     sysidkbd: keyboard layout configuration

         The corresponding keytable is  loaded  into  the  kernel
         according to the configured keyboard layout.

     sysidconfig: host- or platform-specific configuration

         This command controls  specification  and  execution  of
         custom  configuration applications that can be specified
         for a particular host  or  a  particular  platform.  See

     The sysidtool programs attempt to obtain  system  configura-
     tion  information  from  various name service databases, for
     example, NIS, or from the  sysidcfg(4)  file,  and  you  are
     prompted  to  provide the information if it cannot be found.
     However, you can avoid one or more of the prompts by precon-
     figuring  the  appropriate  configuration information in the
     name service databases or in the sysidcfg(4) file.

     To preconfigure the information in the  name  service  data-
     bases,  you  must  use the name service commands or the Sol-
     stice AdminSuite tools. See  for more details about  how  to
     preconfigure the system configuration information.

     The machine's configuration information is  set  up  in  its
     /etc and /var files.

     If a system has more than one network interface, you can use
     sysidtool to configure all interfaces on the system.

     You cannot use the name service databases or the sysidcfg(4)
     file  to suppress the Power Management configuration prompt.
     However,  you  can  suppress  it  by  creating  either   the
     /autoshutdown  or  /noautoshutdown  file before installation
     reboot. Accordingly, the auto-shutdown feature  is  silently
     configured.  The  /autoshutdown or /noautoshutdown files are
     removed by sysidpm before it exits.

     sysidnfs4 installs the /etc/.NFS4inst_state.domain file upon
     the  successful  configuration  of the NFSv4 domain name. If
     this file is present during  system  reboot,  the  sysidnfs4
     program is run but no prompts are displayed. The suppression
     of prompts is intended for system upgrades, in which a  sys-
     tem  configuration  typically stays unchanged. The stability
     level of this interface is obsolete

     sysidkbd prompts for the  keyboards  with  zero-bCountryCode
     and   then   sets   the   keyboard   layout  string  in  the
     /etc/default/kbd file. If the sysidkbd gets the  valid  key-
     board  layout  string, the string will be set into the entry
     "LAYOUT=" in the file.


     /etc/passwd    password file. See passwd(4).

     /etc/shadow    shadow password file. See shadow(4).


     /etc/power.conf         Power Management configuration file.
                             See power.conf(4).

     /etc/.PM_RECONFIGURE    If this file is present during  sys-
                             tem  reboot,  the sysidpm program is
                             run.  This  file   is   removed   by


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWadmap, SUNWpmu          |

     powerd(1M),  sys-unconfig(1M),  sysidconfig(1M),  passwd(4),
     power.conf(4), shadow (4), sysidcfg(4), attributes(5)

     NIS+ might not  be  supported  in  future  releases  of  the
     Solaris  Operating  system.  Tools to aid the migration from
     NIS+ to LDAP are available in the current  Solaris  release.
     For            more            information,            visit

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.