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Part III: Appendixes > History and Introduction

C.2. History and Introduction

This page and the related work have been long in the making. I started out peering wide-eyed over the shoulders of two people from a search engine provider when they were installing a German version of their server for a customer of my former employer. My only alternative resource for tuning information was the brilliant book TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, by Richard Stevens. I then started collecting as much information about tuning as I was able to get my hands on. You have the result in front of you on these pages.

Solaris allows you to tune, tweak, set, and reset various parameters related to the TCP/IP stack while the system is running. Back in the SunOS 4.x days, one had to change various C files in the kernel source tree, generate a new kernel, reboot the machine, and try out the changes. The Solaris feature of changing the important parameters on the fly is very convenient.


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