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dladm show-link shows network card in unknown state but only fails for ssh

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I'm using OpenSolaris 2009.06. After trying to add ciphers to my sshd_config file I'm getting a connection refused when I try to connect.

#svcs -d ssh
STATE STIME FMRI
disabled Oct_17 svc:/network/physical:default
disabled Oct_17 svc:/network/ipfilter:default

all the others are online, svcadm enable ssh doesn't make any difference. For some reason the network adapter is supposedly in an unknown state

#dladm show-link
LINK      CLASS      MTU      STATE      OVER
dnet0      phys      1500      unknown      --

but ping, telnet, basically everything apart from ssh seem to work fine. What would cause the adapter to go into this state? What can I do about it? Could the adapter state be related to the SSH problem?
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