Solaris 9 Configure Network
  1. Assumptions:
    • IP Address:
    • Hostname:
    • Gateway/Router:
    • DNS Servers:,
    • NIS Server:
      • NIS domain:
  2. Reboot the computer to single user mode if you cannot login. See how to boot single user mode on solaris
  3. edit /etc/inet/hosts, make sure the hostname and IP address of the computer is correctly included.
    • sunbox
    • 192.168.
  4. Setup ethernet interface:
    • to check the existing interfaces: **ifconfig -a
    • set ip address: ifconfig eri0
    • set broadcast: ifconfig eri0 broadcast
  5. edit /etc/netmasks to set netmask
  6. Now you should be able to ping the router: ping
  7. Setup DNS servers:
    • edit /etc/resolv.conf
      • search
      • domain
      • nameserver
      • nameserver
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