JumpStart for Solaris Systems, Part Two

by Ido Dubrawsky
Sept. 21, 2017 0 comments Symantec dns jass. solaris.

This is the second of two articles examining JumpStart, a tool that enables Solaris system administrators to install and configure systems remotely. In the first article we introduced Sun's JumpStart system as well as the JumpStart Architecture and Security Scripts (JASS) toolkit from Sun. We also showed how the JumpStart system allows a system administrator to automate the installation of Solaris systems, while the JASS toolkit takes JumpStart one step further by building on top of JumpStart, thus allowing the automated installation of hardened systems. This article will focus on the use of the JASS toolkit in the installation of a bastion mail host. The configuration for this host is similar to the DNS host in Hal Pomeranz's "Building Bastion Hosts with Solaris: Step by Step"[1] and is as follows: