Thanks to all those who took interest and special tributes
to those who concieved this list. The list of friends who
replied is so long that I can not mention each and every
body here.(sorry for that ;-)
The unanimous response was that the new sun boxes are
shipped only with hme interface. Only older systems had
Lance (10 Mb/s) interface. On new systems hme is enough
because it works in autosensing mode and can be used
either with a 100 Mb/s or 10 Mb/s hub.
If auto-sensing fails then /etc/system can be edited to
force the speed of ethernet to 10Mb/s. e.g
I have connected my 10Mb/s hub with hme0 and it is working
My original question:
I am working on SunOS 5.7 Generic sparc SUNW,Ultra Sparc-IIi
360 MHz running Solaris 7.
By default solaris 7 comes pre-configured with a Sun Fast
100 bast T ethernet driver (hme0). I want to connect Sun box
to a 10 base T hub instead of 100 base T. when I run
'ifconfig -a' I see only hme0 driver and le0 is not displayed
An attempt to run 'ifconfig le0 plumb' gives the following
le0: No such device or address
When I run 'ifconfig le0 up' I get the following error message:
ifconfig: SIOCGIFFLAGS: le0: no such interface.
Is it so because my Sun box does not support Lance ethernet
driver? Please advise me on how to configure my system for Lance ethernet.
Thanks in advance.
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