IRIX® Admin:  Networking and Mail

Document Number: 007-2860-012

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

What's New in This Guide

About This Guide
What This Guide Contains
Conventions Used in This Guide
Additional Resources
Obtaining Publications
Reader Comments

1. About Networking Products
Networking Hardware
Controller Interface Names
Networking Software
Optional Networking Products

2. Planning a Network
Planning the Physical Network
Internet Protocol Addresses
Internet Protocol Version 6
Domain Names
About Internet Connections
About Name-to-Address Mapping
Guidelines for a Subnetwork
IP Address Allocation
About Network Security
Common Network Applications

3. Setting Up a Network
Configuring a System for a Network
Setting Up a Router
Subnetting a Network
Modifying the Network Interface Configuration With the /etc/config/netif.options File
Changing Network Parameters in the ifconfig-#.options File
Configuring /etc/gateways Files for Networks That Do Not Support Broadcast or Multicast
Configuring Multiple Network Interfaces
Dynamic Host Configuration With Proclaim
Creating a Local Network Script
Turning On Remote Access Logging
Setting Up Network-Wide Services
Setting up Time Synchronization Service
Accessing Network Services through Internet Gateway
Reserving Resources With RSVP
Troubleshooting Your Ethernet Connection
Configuring a Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Board

4. Introducing Network Management
Resources for Network Management
About Network Management Functions
About Network Startup and Shutdown
Network Management Tools
Interpreting Network Statistics
Network Tuning Information
Troubleshooting Poor Network Performance

5. SLIP and PPP
About SLIP and PPP
Setting Up a SLIP or PPP Connection: General Procedures
Verifying the SLIP and PPP Software
Installing the SLIP and PPP Software
Selecting a Modem
IP Addresses for SLIP and PPP Clients
Configuring a System for Dial-Out
Configuring a System for Dial-In
SLIP and PPP Routing and Address Allocation
Configuring a Bidirectional Link
Starting SLIP or PPP at Boot Time
About Demand Dialing
Setting Up Demand Dialing
File Transfer Over SLIP or PPP
Troubleshooting SLIP and PPP Links

6. BIND Name Server
About Domain Name Service
BIND Servers and Clients
BIND Configuration Files
Setting Up a BIND Configuration
Managing the BIND Environment
Debugging named
Introduction to BIND Version 9

7. Unified Name Service
About Unified Name Service
Overview of UNS Operations
Namespace Format
UNS Configuration File
Setting Up a UNS Configuration
UNS Protocol Libraries
UNS File Structure Attributes
Cache Tuning
Troubleshooting nsd

Choosing TCP/IP or UUCP
Hardware Requirements for UUCP
UUCP Commands
UUCP Daemons
Supporting UUCP Databases
UUCP Administrative Files
Setting Up UUCP
UUCP Error Messages

9. IRIX sendmail
About the Mail System
Overview of sendmail
Structure of sendmail
About the sendmail Components
Aliases Database for sendmail
Configuring sendmail
Managing sendmail
About sendmail MX Records

10. SGI Infinite Network Bandwidth
SGI Infinite Network Bandwidth Overview
Configuring a Network Stripe
Verifying a Network Stripe
Stripe Interface MTUs
Network Stripe Monitoring
Tuning a Network Stripe Interface
Application I/O Sizes
Troubleshooting SGI Infinite Network Bandwidth Software

A. BIND Standard Resource Record Format
BIND Standard Resource Record Syntax
About TTLs in BIND Resource Records
About Special Characters in BIND Resource Records
Specifying $INCLUDE in BIND Resource Records
Specifying $ORIGIN in BIND Resource Records
Specifying SOA—Start of Authority in BIND Resource Records
Specifying NS—Name Server in BIND Resource Records
Specifying A—Address in BIND Resource Records
Specifying HINFO—Host Information in BIND Resource Records
Specifying WKS—Well-Known Services in BIND Resource Records
Specifying CNAME—Canonical Name in BIND Resource Records
Specifying PTR—Domain Name Pointer in BIND Resource Records
Specifying MB—Mailbox in BIND Resource Records
Specifying MR—Mail Rename Name in BIND Resource Records
Specifying MINFO—Mail Information in BIND Resource Records
Specifying MG—Mail Group Member in BIND Resource Records
Specifying MX—Mail Exchanger in BIND Resource Records
Specifying RP—Responsible Person in BIND Resource Records
Specifying TXT—Text in BIND Resource Records

B. IRIX sendmail Reference
Specifying the sendmail Debugging Flags
sendmail Debugging Traceflags