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Old 01-28-2002
Data solaris(8) network problem(tcp/ip)

i had soloaris 8 installed . at the beggining it sees my network
card( intel i815/82559 onboard)(my mainboard is GA-8IRXP);
but during the installation when I fill the ip address and the dns
at the end that i should confirm it says:
no dns find (i'm sure about the dns ...,
but i accepted it anyway,ok?
but after the installation i can't ping (no answer),telnet
but it pings it's ip( or 80.82....)ok?
and i know how to work with ifconfig and conf files in /etc

and i'm really angry about it and have no idea what to do ,cuz if already tested lots of things (changing lan card,.....)

by the way on this machine when i install linux 7.2 it works perfectly.

PLEASE help me

Last edited by hessam; 01-29-2002 at 11:41 AM..
# 2  
Old 01-28-2002
I am not totally sure of what your problem is but....

DNS - to set up client side DNS vi /etc/resolv.conf
(change it for your needs). The nameserver IP address is whichever system provides the DNS (your primary and secondary servers). You can only list 3 - it won't use more than the first three even if the first two are not working. Example:


Do a netstat -r and netstat -nr. Insure that what you believe is your routes are there. Check that you have a default route. If not, add the default route to /etc/defaultrouter.

When installing Solaris, usually it's best not to bother with the Name Services and set them up later (it never seems to find the servers and wastes your time on installation).

Let us know if you need more help.
# 3  
Old 01-29-2002
but what bothers me is not the DNS problem . and during the
installation I ignore it but even after the installation i'm unable
to ping or actually see anywhere not even a PC in my LAN.
The interface is configured(i think so) cuz when i run the command
ifconfig iprb0 , i get the correct ip address and things like that.
If you have any idea please let me know cuz i do want to have it fixed.
I've tried the netstat command and i got these:
#netstat -nr
routing table ipv4
destination gateway flags REF USE interface U 1 45 iprb0 U 1 0 iprb0 UH 2 6 lo0
everything seems ok ,doesn't it?
(my ip is valid you check is yourself)


Last edited by hessam; 01-29-2002 at 03:45 AM..
# 4  
Old 01-29-2002
I don't see the default route. Normally on Solaris you would have /etc/defaultroute set up to point to the router that will handle your traffic.

% netstat -nr

Routing Table: IPv4
Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ --------- U 1 1796 hme0 U 1 0 hme0 U 1 0 hme0
default UG 1 6747 UH 16 1055 lo0

% cat /etc/defaultrouter
# 5  
Old 01-30-2002

thank you very much
yes you were right cuz when i check it yesterday there was no
defaultrouter.but i had it before i don't know what happened to my solaris at this time ( it was my 10th time during this week but only on this installation there was no default router )
but forget it any way cuz i tried something else today.
i installed it on two other machine ( completely different hardware). one on a Proliant ( dual processor , SCSI hard disk and...)but it didn't detect the hard disk i don't know why.
so i tried installing it on another PC(pentium III 1G,3com lan card and...)
you don't believe me but it worked on this machine without any problem.I still don't know what the problem was with my own machine!!!!( cuz i did the same job)

but there is somethin i want to know :
i my pentium 4 machine , solaris detected the lan card at the beginning but during the installation where you choose whether you want " networked or non-networked"; but default the box non-netword was checked.
but on the pentium III the networked was checked - as expected.

if the problem is my lan card so how did it detect it ?
if not what is the reason ?
if you have any idea please let me know

thanx for your care and time


Originally posted by thehoghunter
I don't see the default route. Normally on Solaris you would have /etc/defaultroute set up to point to the router that will handle your traffic.

% netstat -nr

Routing Table: IPv4
Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
-------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ --------- U 1 1796 hme0 U 1 0 hme0 U 1 0 hme0
default UG 1 6747 UH 16 1055 lo0

% cat /etc/defaultrouter
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