inetd in Solaris 10 has changed, with all inetd services now controlled under the SMF (Service Management
Facility). General service management is controlled via the svcadm command, but a special command called inetadm is provided to manage network services, together with inetconv to assist in adding further inetd-style services.
For a full run-down on SMF. svcadm, etc, please attend our Solaris 10 Administration courses, but here
is an example of adding an inetd-style service using the Samba swat tool:-
(Note that this is a little outdated now as swat has already been "SMF'd" in Solaris 10 U4 8/07 - however the example
is still handy!)
First, add an entry in /etc/services for swat:-
Next, create a file containing a valid inted.conf-style entry for swat, for example /inet.swat:-
swat stream tcp nowait root /usr/sfw/sbin/swat swat
Now run inetconv as follows:-
# inetconv -i /inet.swat
swat -> /var/svc/manifest/network/swat-tcp.xml
Importing swat-tcp.xml ...Done
Now swat can be enabled (Note the service name):-
# inetadm -e svc:/network/swat/tcp:default
List the service as follows:-
# inetadm -l svc:/network/swat/tcp:default
inetadm -l svc:/network/swat/tcp:default
You can now connect to swat via your web browser on port 901, for example https://localhost:901
Note that Samba is not enabled on Solaris 10 by default, look in /etc/sfw for an example smb.conf file.
Note also that on Solaris 10 U3 and previously Samba runs as a legacy service, so is started by SMF, but then SMF provides no further control.
To enable Samba, manually run "/etc/init.d/samba start" (Once you have a working /etc/sfw/smb.conf file - see smb.conf examples for some ideas)
On U4 and later, the Samba configuration file is the same, but start the service like this:-
# svcadm enable samba
We hope this has been a useful tip, see below for additional notes
Mick Hosegood - First Alternative.
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