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Network Card Configuration on Solaris8(Intel)

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Hi,
I have installed Solaris8(intel) on my Compaq PC(without Network Card). I have a Network Card (PCI) now and would like to know the detailed steps in getting the Network Card Configured including assigning a static IP  address. I have fixed the Network Card and it has been recognised by Solaris8(Intel). What should I do next?

NIC info: SMC9432TX (Supported by Solaris 8(intel).

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Thiru
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The easiest way of configuring the network on Solaris is to execute 'sys-unconfigure' and answer the network config questions when the system re-boots. It is possible to manually configure the networking by direct editing of files, but there are quite a few files to be modified (six related to the hostname if memory serves). If you have a properly configured box to examine a grep for the hostname will show the files associated and in a like manner a grep for the IP will show those locations. I usually just wimp out and use sys-unconfig.

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Hi..

insert the card...
go to ok prompt and give
show-devs

it will through all system hardware information..
in that find out what is ur nic card name i.e whether it is
le0 or hme0 or qfe0..etc

then go to either single or multiusermode

for ex if it is qfe0

vi /etc/hostname.qfe0
put the hostname or ip in that file.

vi /etc/hosts
put hostname and ip

ifconfig hme0 plumb
ifconfig hme0 down
ifconfig hme0 up

ifconfig hme0 inet <ipaddress> netmask <netmask> up

ifconfig -a    ( will now give ip)

reboot if u want....

thats it.
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