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September 07, 2005

Ethernet Devices (Solaris)

Q: I want to configure my ethernet port, what is it called?

A: You need to run ifconfig xx0 plumb where xx0 refers to your specific network hardware. There are a couple of permutations you need to try: ba, bge, ce, dmfe, eri, ge, hme, idn, le, nf, qe, qfe, qge, vge :-)

Seriously hme is the most common (except on the 280R which is eri) 100Mbit interface. ge and ce both appear as common Gigabit interfaces.

Note (in passing) that ce cards have a special set of problems all to themselves which relate to the impossibility of setting card-wide or system-wide parameters....

Oh, and having decided that was all too hard, try checking out this script: ndd-conf.sh from Sun's BigAdmin site.

Posted by Ozguru at September 7, 2005 06:00 AM