[OpenIndiana-discuss] Static IP configuration problem
dswartz at druber.com
Wed Oct 12 19:55:57 UTC 2011
> Those are the steps we used to take in Linux a long time ago. This is one
> area that oi will have to address to make non-techy users lives a bit
Yeah, I know. I've been around the block a few times (I started using
Linux in 1994 for a self-started business.) Even for techies this is a
nuisance. So you are a new admin who has been tasked with installing a
server, and you were persuaded to try OI. You get it configured and...
no IP address? So you go to a workstation elsewhere and start googling
for how to fix basic issues like this. This should, IMO, be done by the
installer, not as an afterthought. I followed a somewhat different
approach that involves a pseudo-static IP via nwam. That seems to work
too, but I honestly have no idea if it is better, worse or the same (on
the merits) as the approach already mentioned here.
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