Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Configuring networking interfaces on Solaris 10 Post 87742 by annointed3 on Thursday 27th of October 2005 09:44:21 AM
Configuring networking interfaces on Solaris 10


I am trying to configure an ip address, netmask, and default gateway on my solaris machine. For example, in Linux I would do the following command:

#ifconfig eth0 xx.xx.xx.xx netmask
#add route or route add default

In Solaris 10, I believe the commands are similar, but I don't know what my interface is (in the example above it was eth0), but in Solaris 10, I can't figure out what it is. Can someone provide me steps on how to set up my network interface on Solaris 10?

Thanks in advance for your help Smilie
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #88
Difficulty: Easy
PowerShell makes use of pipes.
True or False?

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

adding interfaces in solaris 9

Hi, Have a solaris 9 e420, one onboard nic. Now I added a quad nic card. I have never had more than a single interface. Any help on setting this new card up? or links? PLease? ; thanks! (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: BG_JrAdmin
2 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Configuring networking interface on Sun Blade 1500

Hi, I am attempting to configure my ethernet interface on a Sun Blade 1500. I am testing out my network interface my connecting a crossover cable from my blade to a windows box. I would like to assign an ip address of to "bge0" and netmask of "". I have typed the following: ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: annointed3
1 Replies

3. Solaris

solaris networking

may i know what is the command for configure new ip, subnet mask and gateway ?? thanks .. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Farbegas
3 Replies

4. IP Networking

solaris 8 networking routing

hi all, how do i make sure that the new routing should take effect on the os memory right away? what should i run after i add all the new "route add ....". I have an example below: bash-2.03# netstat -rn Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: itik
1 Replies

5. Solaris

Solaris 10 Networking

I have just installed Solaris 10 for x86. The install seemed to have worked fine, and I have configured my hostname and am able to login and do whatever. However, networking does not seem to have been installed. I have a router which assigns ip address via DHCP. I would have thought Solaris would... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: Phobos
5 Replies

6. IP Networking

Solaris Networking - help

Hi all Right, i need to admit Im c4p on networking. I hate it, always have, always will. Here's my problem Ive got 3 hosts. A B and C. I need to directly contact host C from host A, but at the moment I have to ssh on to B, to then ssh on to C. so, I need to set up host b, to forward... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: sbk1972
3 Replies

7. Solaris

Solaris networking

Hi, I have installed two solaris boxes in an VM. First box is 10-1 Has two interfaces and in connected briged to the lan an d connected internal to an virtual lan. Second box is 10-2 Has one interface. Now what I wanted to do is a setup so that 10-2 connects through 10-1 to the lan.... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: jld
3 Replies

8. Solaris

Solaris 8: Multiple primary interfaces connected to the same network

Hello, I have a machine with Solaris 8, and it has multiple interfaces that are connected to the same network which means they all have metric 0 (1 hop) to the default gateway. assume: * e1000g0: * e1000g2: * e1000g4: * e1000g5: * gateway:... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: aeg
11 Replies

9. Solaris

Configuring network interfaces in Solaris11

Hi all, Just istalled Solaris 11. Want to configure network interfaces and got some problems: #dladm show-phys # #dladm show-link # If i run ifconfig -a, i am getting 2 lo0 (loopback) interfaces and thats all. I can't enable interface, can't list it, can't assign IP to it. Can... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: nypreH
2 Replies
IFSCHEME(8)							     Commands							       IFSCHEME(8)

ifscheme - scheme control for network interfaces SYNOPSIS
ifscheme [-v] [[-s] newscheme] mapping <interface> script ifscheme-mapping DESCRIPTION
ifscheme allows you to change network configuraton schemes or query the current scheme. It integrates with the ifup(8) command and inter- faces(5). For example, you might use this program to configure a "home" scheme and a "work" scheme for a network device on a laptop. When you move between home and work, a simple command can reconfigure your networking. If you run the program with no parameters, it will tell what the current network scheme is. The ifscheme-mapping utility is used to tell the ifup and ifdown utilities about the current scheme. OPTIONS
-v --verbose Run in verbose mode. This is passed in to the ifup and ifdown programs as well. -l --list list all schemes available/defined in /etc/network/interfaces. newscheme -s newscheme --scheme newscheme Change to a new network configuration scheme. When the scheme is changed, network interfaces that were using the old scheme will be taken down and brought back up to use the new configuration scheme. -s or --scheme are mandatory if newscheme begins with a -. CONFIGURATION
To make the program do anything useful when a scheme is selected, you must edit /etc/network/interfaces to add a mapping for the interface (or interfaces) that can be controlled on a per-scheme basis. Suppose you want to control eth0 in this way. You might have an existing eth0 configuraton in there, such as: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address netmask gateway To change this so you can chose between static routing and dhcp, replace it with the following (it helps to ifdown the interface first). auto eth0 mapping eth0 script ifscheme-mapping iface eth0-home inet static address netmask gateway iface eth0-work inet dhcp Now if you run "ifscheme home" and ifup the interface, you'll get the eth0-home configuration stanza. If you run "ifscheme work", it will be changed to the eth0-work stanza. You can add additional stanzas as desired, but the label must always be of the form <hardware inter- face>-<scheme name>. If you have a second interface (perhaps a wireless network card on eth1), you can duplicate the above for that interface, changing the eth0 and the configuration details as appropriate, but remember to add an iface stanza for every scheme name for the second interface. FILES
/etc/network/interfaces the interfaces definition file /etc/network/run/scheme the current scheme /etc/network/run/ifstate a record of the current state of the interfaces, managed by ifup and ifdown BUGS
All schemed interfaces will have the same scheme. Any schemed interface which does not have an entry for the current scheme and is not configured when the scheme is changed will not be suc- cessfully configured when it is brought up. SEE ALSO
interfaces(5) ifup(8) ifdown(8) DISTRIBUTION
Redistribution is subject to the GNU public license. AUTHORS
Joey Hess <>, Peter Wilson <> IFSCHEME(8)

Featured Tech Videos

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 PM.
Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy