About This Guide

This publication documents the SGI Internet Server software. ISE is a set of security and management tools targeted at Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers. This document supports ISE 1.2.1.

Related Publications

The following documents contain additional information that may be helpful:

Also see the hardware documentation provided with your server.

Obtaining Publications

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For example:


Note: Documentation is available on the CD-ROM in /mnt/cdrom, rather than /usr.

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The following conventions are used throughout this document:




This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files, routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language structures.


Italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined.

user input 

This bold, fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in interactive sessions. Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.

[ ] 

Brackets enclose optional portions of a command or directive line.


Ellipses indicate that a preceding element can be repeated.

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