[OpenIndiana-discuss] Static IP configuration problem

Dan Swartzendruber dswartz at druber.com
Wed Oct 12 19:55:57 UTC 2011

LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
> 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
> easier.
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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