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CHAPTER 1 Overview

1.8 Types of SunOS Systems

Standalone - system can function alone, independently of other systems.

Server - a standalone machine that can serve others, e.g. with disk space via NFS; can boot diskless workstations; can serve different architectures.

Dataless - has minimal disk space for systems programs and swap space only, shares file space via NFS mount of server disk space.

Diskless - has no disk; requires server for boot (via network), swap, and all program and file space.

AutoClient - similar to a diskless client except that it uses a local disk for caching. Requires a 100 MB local disk.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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