Configuring networking interfaces on Solaris 10

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Old 10-27-2005
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
# 2  
Old 10-27-2005

Okay, from research I found out that I can do a dmesg to see what my interface name it. When I execute this command, I get a lot of stuff back. Is there anything in particular I can grep for?
# 3  
Old 10-27-2005
does 'ifconfig -a' give you a list of all your devices?
# 4  
Old 10-28-2005
ifconfig -a lists lo0. I thought this was my lookback and that I should not modify its address, which is current
# 5  
Old 10-28-2005
See this thread

When you run the dmesg command, you may find your interface but not know it - if it's a Sparc system then look for hme or qfe (possibly some others). But I think you have a Intel with Solaris X86 which the link should help with.
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Old 10-28-2005
I tried a few commands on a Solaris 10 box. The best I could find was:
prtconf -D | grep network
That will give you the driver name. If you don't know how the driver operates, you can do a man command on the particular driver. But this is on a Sun-Fire V240 and I'm not sure if it works as well with other hardware.
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Old 11-02-2005

I have followed the instruction in the "Configuring Networking" Guide for Solarix x86 (By the way, this was a great guide), but I still can't get my two machines to talk. I have a Solaris 10 (Intel box) and a Windows XP box. I connected a cross over cable and tried to ping the other box, but they can't see each other. The network configuration is below:

Solaris 10 (Intel)
Ip address netmask default gateway

Win XP
Ip address netmask default gateway

I know the crossover cable works, because if I hook up 2 windows boxes, the 2 can ping each other. I don't understand why my Solaris box cannot ping my Win XP box. Any ideas what may be wrong
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