« Zymurgy's Law of Volunteer Labor | Main | Just not Cricket »

May 23, 2005

Solaris & CE

One of the options for a Solaris network connection is the Cassini Ethernet (CE) interface. This may be on-board (e.g. V480), a single expansion port expansion card or the network-enhanced a quad-port variation.

The one thing all these cards have in common is that they are unique when it comes to fiddling the settings. Normally you can drop a setting into the system file or the relevant /kernel/drv/*.conf file and that setting will apply to all ports of that type.

It turns out that the correct way to do this for a Cassini (CE) card is to do it port by port. You can read about it in the Sun developers forum, in Sun's Hardware Release Notes, or (for those with valid Sun Support contracts) you can get the nitty-gritty from this infodoc.

I found that last link via got marko?.

Posted by Ozguru at May 23, 2005 06:00 AM