Tobias Daub | 1 Oct 09:32 2009
Picon

Which stable Release?

Hi List,

I had some really not nice experience some month ago with OpenSolaris 
2009.06. Some Zones were inaccessible (zlogin + ssh), the SMB Server 
stopped working the way it was supposed to (I was able to kill the SMB 
Server when I tried to mount a share from a Win XP Home running in 
VirtualBox...!). I dont't know, but I think this is not acceptable for 
production stuff, and since that time I'm really careful with new 
releases. At the moment I'm using 2008.11 (svn_111b) with a DELL 
PowerEdge 2900 and it works without problems. There are some error 
messages in /var/adm/messages that occur during boot and some things 
related to the SMB Server but those don't affect the stability of the 
system.

After I did the upgrade to 2009.06 and found out, that it didn't worked, 
I switched back to the old boot environment. Now, half a year later, I 
faced the situation, that there's some kind of problem, that prevents me 
from creating new zones....

I hope you can give me some feedback about stable releases and your 
experience with the mentioned stuff.

thanks for listening!
Sriram Natarajan | 1 Oct 19:23 2009
Picon

Re: Which stable Release?

build 111_b is the latest stable release and it is marketed as 2009.06 
release . I am not sure, what build you ran with and ran into some 
issues. in any case, it is always better to provide the error log and 
what you did to either this alias or to indiana-discuss for finding out 
resolutions to your issue.

if you using dev repository and upgrading to newer builds after build 
111b , then these are development builds and are meant for testing . So, 
you can expect issues to be happening there.

- Sriram

Tobias Daub wrote:
> Hi List,
>
> I had some really not nice experience some month ago with OpenSolaris 
> 2009.06. Some Zones were inaccessible (zlogin + ssh), the SMB Server 
> stopped working the way it was supposed to (I was able to kill the SMB 
> Server when I tried to mount a share from a Win XP Home running in 
> VirtualBox...!). I dont't know, but I think this is not acceptable for 
> production stuff, and since that time I'm really careful with new 
> releases. At the moment I'm using 2008.11 (svn_111b) with a DELL 
> PowerEdge 2900 and it works without problems. There are some error 
> messages in /var/adm/messages that occur during boot and some things 
> related to the SMB Server but those don't affect the stability of the 
> system.
>
> After I did the upgrade to 2009.06 and found out, that it didn't 
> worked, I switched back to the old boot environment. Now, half a year 
> later, I faced the situation, that there's some kind of problem, that 
(Continue reading)

Eric Sproul | 1 Oct 22:29 2009

SCSI timeouts with Solaris 10 and AIC-7899

Hi,
I'm trying to Jumpstart a Supermicro server with the 5/09 release and getting
never-ending SCSI timeouts during device configuration.  After the kernel banner
is displayed, and it starts "Configuring devices", I see messages like:

WARNING: Timeout on target 0 lun 0. Initiating recovery

It will display that message several times for each target, then move on to the
next.  Since this is in the configuration stage, booting single-user doesn't
help, nor does booting with "-a" for interactive boot.  I've tried putting both
options in the menu.lst file like so:

kernel /I86PC.Solaris_10-2/multiboot kernel/unix - install -a -s -B
(install_config etc. follow)

No matter what options I use, I get the same result-- neverending timeout.

The motherboard is a Supermicro P4DLR+ with onboard dual-channel Adaptec
AIC-7899W (PCI ID 9005:00cf), which should be supported by the cadp160 driver.
Obviously this is an older machine-- most of my other SCSI servers use the
adpu320 driver and I have no problem.  I believe this is my first attempt on
this SCSI chip.

Disks are 3 identical Seagate ST373207LC (Cheetah 10K.7) at targets 0-2 (3 front
hot-swap bays), and there is a SCSI processor on the backplane at ID 6.  All
devices are on channel A.  Channel B is unused.

I can see in the miniroot that driver_aliases is correctly mapping the device to
the driver.  What can I do to further troubleshoot my problem?

(Continue reading)

Tobias Daub | 5 Oct 10:04 2009
Picon

Dovecot and Postfix

Hi List,

I'm running postfix and dovecot inside a ZONE under OpenSolaris 2008.11. 
Each user has a .fetchmailrc, .procmailrc and a Maildir directory in 
her/his home directory.

It seems as dovecot doesn't find the Maildir/ directory. After I fetched 
new mails with fetchmail, the Maildir directory crows, so I would say, 
that the mails are stored there correctly. I can "login" into the imap 
account (dovecot responds with SSL certificate and all that stuff), but 
there are no mails!

My dovecot.conf resides under /opt/csw/etc/ and the "mail_location" ist 
set to maildir:~/Maildir. My postfix main.cf which resides unter 
/etc/postfix/ has the entry home_mailbox = Maildir/ .

I wasn't sure, where to put the main.cf, is that the right place?

Does anybody has an idea, what could issue the problem?

thanks alot!
Jennifer Bauer Scarpino | 5 Oct 21:14 2009
Picon

You're Invited: OpenSolaris Security Summit Nov 3rd

---------------------------------------------

To: Developers and Students

You are invited to participate in the first OpenSolaris Security Summit

OpenSolaris Security Summit
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Join us as we explore the latest trends of OpenSolaris Security
technologies, as well as key insights from security community members,
technologists, and users.

You will also have the unique opportunity to hear from our keynote
speaker William Cheswick, Lead Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T
labs

Bio:

Ches is an early innovator in Internet security. He is known for his
work in firewalls, proxies, and Internet mapping at Bell Labs and Lumeta
Corp. He is best known for the book he co-authored with Steve Bellovin
and now Avi Rubin, Firewalls and Internet Security; Repelling the Wily
Hacker.
Ches is now a member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs - Research in
Florham Park, NJ, where he is working on security, visualization, user
interfaces, and a variety of other things.
(Continue reading)

Deirdre Straughan | 7 Oct 21:29 2009
Picon

Solaris, OpenSolaris, Solaris.Next at LISA '09



Join us at LISA to learn and talk about Solaris, OpenSolaris, & Solaris.Next - details and registration links on http://bit.ly/rZjuM

Register before Oct 12th to get a $300 discount, and there's an additional discount for Sun community members - discount code on that page.

Don't miss the OpenSolaris Security Summit on Tues, Nov 3, http://bit.ly/KeCsj followed by a reception and Sun BoFs, including a chance to tell us what you'd like to see in Solaris.Next

We look forward to seeing you there! (The beer's on us.)

--
Untitled Document p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #000df0} span.s1 {color: #000000} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline}

best regards,
Deirdré Straughan

Community Strategist & Social Media Producer
Solaris Engineering, Sun Microsystems

blog: Un Posto al Sole

_______________________________________________
sysadmin-discuss mailing list
sysadmin-discuss@...
http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/sysadmin-discuss
Pavel Kovalenko | 12 Oct 19:29 2009
Picon

ftpd - default limit for upload?

Hi all, 
I've setup default ftpd, OpenSolaris 2009.06 snv_111b, sftp transfers shows about 76Mb/s,
and ftp uploads only few kb/s - is there any limit for guest ftp users?
--

-- 
This message posted from opensolaris.org
nathan | 13 Oct 04:53 2009
Picon

how to install vpnc on opensolaris 2009

Hi guys
I don't know how to install vpnc on opensolaris 2009, I've found an 
instruction on the internet, however it seems not work for me.
please help me
thanks
Luc I. Suryo | 16 Oct 02:24 2009

Re: OpenSolaris on HP DL360 G5 and hpacucli

try:  ctrl all show status

get the slot # and then

ctrl slot=3 show status

make sure you have no space at the beginning of the line 

btw I too see the same error in dmesg and wondering if it can be ignored...
if not what todo about it

-ls
--

-- 
This message posted from opensolaris.org
Amit kumar nayak | 16 Oct 22:33 2009
Picon

Using unallocated partition in solaris 10

Hi

I am using 250 GB disc
I am having dual boot system with windows allocated 130 GB.
And solaris 100GB.
With 20 GB unallocated space.
How do i able to create a partition in solaris out of that 20GB unallocated space.
N.B.- It is easy for me to create a partition from solaris 100GB.But want to use th 20GB unallocated one.

Thanks & regards
--

-- 
This message posted from opensolaris.org

Gmane