I received several replies asking me to summarize responses to my
original mail. My original mail is enclosed.
Many people suggested I swith to SunOS 4.1.3. I wish I could. I am
saddled with Solaris 2.3 for various reasons at my site.
Most people were curious about how well the TIS toolkit I built
worked. It is still a bit early to tell, but tn-gw, ftp-gw, netacl,
and smap/smapd all seem to work well after limited testing.
One person said that building with the /usr/ucblib libs is crazed and
that things will fail in random ways. I have heard this statement
before regarding SVR4 in general (thus my original mail), but I wonder
if this is a problem with Solaris 2.3.
Because Sun has strong BSD ties & is trying to sell SVR4 to their BSD
installed base, I would expect them to have the best ucblibs of all
the SVR4 vendors.
I contacted Sun support to find out what condition the /usr/ucblib's
are in. I had to explain what the /usr/ucblib's were and wait a few
days to hear back. Sun told me that some things work well and others
don't. I asked for more specifics and have not heard back from them
(it's been roughly a week).
I'll keep the list up to date as things change.
- -------- Original Mail to Firewalls:
I have built the TIS toolkit on Solaris 2.3 using the Sun C compiler
and the /ucb/ucb/cc shell script -- which uses /usr/ucblib instead of
/usr/lib. Everything except ftpd built cleanly with little effort.
Has anyone else built the TIS toolkit in this way? If so, are there
I'll summarize if there is signifigant interest.