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Old 06-04-2009, 03:34 AM   #1
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how to secure Solaris 10 Sparc

Hi all,

is there anybody knows how can I secure Solaris 10 Sparc ?

Do You know any good website with actual system holes and instructions how to secure ?

Last time somebody hacked my machine because SMTP settings were incorrect.

This is realy not flexible system like linux ... no updates... no informations on the websites... Maybe here I will find a good specialist which can help me ?


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This is realy not flexible system like linux ...
If you are looking for a "Linux-like" Solaris, you may want to go the OpenSolaris way instead of Solaris 10.
no updates...
no informations on the websites...

Back to the subject:

You can close all remote access to your machine except ssh with the "netservices limited" command.

For a complete security solution, have a look at:
Old 06-08-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dlugasx View Post
This is realy not flexible system like linux ... no updates... no informations on the websites...
Actually, that's not true. It's just that you are unfamiliar with it. There are typically a couple of full updates a year and frequent updates to the recommended and security patch clusters in between those.

To make sure you have the latest patches, go to (they actually changed this recently, and I had to use google to find it).

For general information on administration of Solaris systems, you want the sunsolve site, but you also want, and The online documentation of Solaris is extremely thorough.

To secure Solaris (and lots of other things), I always go to, pick Operating Systems, and then Solaris 10. That is the most thorough and up-to-date guide available and is co-authored by Sun and the NSA.


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