This book is for AIX system administrators who maintain the system's network connections. Familiarity with the Base Operating System, the material covered in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices and in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks is necessary.
This book is intended for system administrators who perform system management tasks that involve communication within a network.
Each chapter provides overview, installation and configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and reference information in roughly that order. Procedural information is located near the relevant conceptual information for easier access.
The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:
|Bold||Identifies commands, keywords, files, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system.|
|Italics||Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.|
|Monospace||Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.|
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The AIX operating system is designed to support the X/Open UNIX95 Specification for portability of UNIX-based operating systems. Many new interfaces, and some current ones, have been added or enhanced to meet this specification. AIX 4.3 is even more open and portable for applications.
At the same time, compatibility with previous AIX releases is preserved. This is accomplished by the creation of a new environment variable that can be used to set the system environment on a per-system, per-user, or per-process basis.
To determine the proper way to develop a UNIX95-portable application, you may need to refer to the X/Open UNIX95 Specification, which can be obtained on a CD-ROM by ordering the printed copy of AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, order number SBOF-1877, or by ordering Go Solo: How to Implement and Go Solo with the Single Unix Specification, order number SR28-5705, a book which includes the X/Open UNIX95 Specification Specification on a CD-ROM.
The following book contains information about or related to communications:
AIX and Related Products Documentation Overview, order number SC23-2456.
AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices, order number SC23-4126.
AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks, order number SC23-4122.
AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs, order number SC23-4128.
AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, order number SBOF-1877.
Token-Ring Network Architecture Reference, order number SC30-3374.
Albitz, Paul and Liu, Cricket, , DNS and BIND in a Nutshell, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, ISBN 0-56592-010-4.
Comer, Douglas E., , Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume I: Principles, Protocols, and Architectures, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-468505-9.
Comer, Douglas E. and Stevens, David L., , Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume II: Design, Implementation, and Internals, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-472242-6.
Costales, Bryan, Eric Allman, and Neil Rickert, sendmail, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 1993.
AIX Version 4.3 Installation Guide, order number SC23-4112.
The TTY Subsystem Overview in AIX Version 4.3 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs provides general information on line disciplines and the tty code.
Hunt, Craig, , TCP/IP Network Administration, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, ISBN 0-93-717582-X.
Stern, Hal, , Managing NFS and NIS, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, ISBN 0-93-717575-7.
Stevens, Richard W., , UNIX Network Programming, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-949876-1.
Tanenbaum, Andrew S., Computer Networks, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ISBN 0-13-165183-8.
You can order publications from your sales representative or from your point of sale.
To order additional copies of this book, use order number SC23-4127.
Use AIX and Related Products Documentation Overview for information on related publications and how to obtain them.