[TUHS] /bin vs /sbin
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Thu Jan 28 05:06:26 AEST 2021
On 1/26/21 10:56 PM, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [not replying privately even though this is an old thread from back
> in the time when I was still enjoying a care-free summer vacation,
> and even though Grant and/or his mailer set "reply-to" to be his
> own address, not the list address,
It's not me or my mailer setting the Reply-To:. It seems as if the
mailing list is setting that on senders who's domain uses DMARC, which
> but because I'm still having rDNS issues and Grant's mailer won't
> let mine deliver to him...]
I've added central... to my hosts file, so hopefully you can email me
directly if you want to.
> Note that "Solaris" is a marketing name for a whole OS package
> including the kernel, base system, user interface, and even some
That's ... a different explanation than I've heard before.
I'm not saying I disagree with it, just that it's completely new to me.
> On the other hand "SunOS" the name of the base system OS (i.e. kernel
> and userland).
Please elaborate. Including using the same terms for both names. How
does "userland" compare to "base system" and / or "user interface"?
I'm also curious what differentiates between SunOS and a minimal install
> The name "SunOS" pre-dated the name "Solaris" but continues on as
> the name of the base OS within the Solaris package.
I thought the "SunOS" vs "Solaris" was a marketing change around the
time SunOS / Solaris transitioned from being more BSD to more Sys V.
I also thought that the retention of "SunOS" in the kernel name and
versioning was for backward compatibility.
> Sun even back-pedaled and re-branded SunSO 4 as Solaris 1.0 before
> the switch from BSD to something Sun liked to think was akin to SVR4.
I was not aware that some of -- what I'll call -- the naming shenanigans
happened to SunOS 4. I was only aware of things at SunOS 5.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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