Configuring TP Ethernet in SPARCstation 5 Solaris 8

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Old 11-15-2007
Configuring TP Ethernet in SPARCstation 5 Solaris 8

Hey. i have been trying to configure the on board Ethernet in My Sparcstation 5, i have spent a lot of time on the ifconfig man pages. but it could really be nice with some pro. help. i don't think the interface is running . i don't know what name the interface have, le0 eth0 et0, it just says no such device. please help

Thx. Mads Nielsen DK
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Old 11-15-2007
A SparcStation 5 has a Lance Ethernet on board, so that should be "le0".

The minimum config is

(a) hostname and IP address in /etc/hosts

(b) nodename in /etc/nodename

(c) hostname in /etc/hostname.le0

(d) masks in /etc/netmasks

Then additionally

(e) default route in /etc/defaultrouter

(f) DNS info in /etc/resolv.conf

(g) appropriate settings in /etc/nsswitch.conf


ifconfig le0 plumb

or setup all I have mentioned and reboot.

Alternatively run "sys-unconfig"
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Old 11-15-2007
i dont have /etc/hosts.
# 4  
Old 11-15-2007
Then create one, eg

$ cat /etc/hosts
# Internet host table
#       localhost yourshortname  loghost

# 5  
Old 11-16-2007
Do i have to make a txt file in the hosts dir or what ?
i have tried sys-unconfig and configuring the ethernet from the ok promt.
i gotta use DHCP to get internet access. how do i configure the stuff. i dont have a dir called hosts. and i cant make one. (im Root)

Mads Nielsen
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