Solaris 8: NIC Loses IP Address On Reboot
Posted on 2006-04-17
I have a box with a fresh installation of Solaris 8; the installation completed succesfully but I'm having a problem getting the network card to "remember" its IP address. I have tried editing the network configuration files manually as well as using 'ifconfig' all with the same result: the NIC will initially take the 188.8.131.52 address that I give it and allow traffic in both directions with no errors until reboot, whereupon it will default back to 184.108.40.206 and stop working.
'ifconfig -a' shows 220.127.116.11 after reboot even though '/etc/hostname.hme0' and '/etc/hosts' both are both always set for 18.104.22.168 - if I run 'ifconfig hme0 22.214.171.124' the correct address will show up for 'ifconfig -a' and the NIC will function nomrally until reboot.
How can I get the NIC to "remember" its IP address?