[OpenIndiana-discuss] Static IP configuration problem

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Wed Oct 12 19:01:36 UTC 2011

probably svcadm enable network/physical:default

This is something people should fix.  It should always be easy to set up 
a static address on a unix box.  It is certainly nice that the auto 
networking is easy but so should the I want to do it myself bit.

On 10/12/11 02:58 PM, CJ Keist wrote:
> On a test VM I install OpenIndiana to see how to setup a static on 
> install but it appears that with version 151a, the manual configure 
> option is no longer listed. During install it only listed automatic or 
> none for the network options. What is interesting is that the help for 
> that step mentioned manual but it was not listed.
> After much searching I found some commands that worked for setting a 
> static IP.
> svcadm disable network/physical:nwam
> ipadm create-addr -t -T static -a local=xxx.xxx.xxx.xx/21 e1000g0/v4
> route -p add default xxx.xxx.xxx.1
> The only problem is that it doesn't keep connection setting upon reboot.
> When I run the command "dladm show-link" or "dladm show-phys" it shows 
> the e1000g0 status as unknown until I add the ip and the route.
> What am I missing to keep the IP config retention during reboots?

Dr. Daniel Kjar
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Elmira College
1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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