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TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)

The protocol suite originally developed for the Internet. It is also called the Internet protocol suite. Solaris networks run on TCP/IP by default.

Terminfo database

Describes the capabilities of devices such as printers and terminals.


A measure of sequential I/O performance, quoted as Mbytes/second.

TMPFS (Temporary File System)

A file system that uses local memory for file system reads and writes and is typically much faster than a UFS.


A series of sectors positioned end-to-end in a circular path. The number of sectors per track varies with the radius of a track on the platter. The outer tracks are larger and can hold more sectors than the inner tracks.

Trusted host

A host from which a user can log in without being required to type in a password.

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