Tadpole Loses Network Config Info

Posted on 2004-11-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Is anyone aware of a problem with Tadpoles (laptop running Solaris 9) losing their network configuration information after a reboot?
Question by:lcor
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       When you do "ifconfig -a", what's the network interface (IF) neme (such as eri0, hme0)?
    Check if you have the following file:
    /etc/hostname.<IF name>
    with your hostname in it.

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    How was the network setup for your laptop.

    if you only use "ifconfig" it can get your network runing but it doesn't update
    /etc/hostname.interfacename or /etc/hosts files, therefore, when you reboot the
    laptop, the network infor will lost.

    the easy way to setup it up is to use  "sys-unconfig" command to unconfigure the box, then
    reboot the system and following the screen instructions to fill in your network configuration
    infor to get the box connet to you network.

    also have a look at my answer in:


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