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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Configuring the Interface

Now that we have all the information we need, we can go ahead and configure the connection. We will do this two ways: dynamically and statically. Dynamically allows us to configure an interface while the machine is still running and is a task that is often carried out, but it will lose the settings at the next reboot. The static configuration requires a reboot before the changes will be activated, but ensures that the system retains the information across reboots.

Dynamic Configuration

Our systems have “hme” interfaces installed (these are 100 Mb per second Fast Ethernet network cards). It is the first, and only, instance on our system, and up to now hasn't been configured. We know this because ifconfig only reports ...

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