SUMMARY: can not configure dmfe1 on a V100 ... ???

From: German, Vinnie <>
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 08:52:57 EST
	Special thanks to:

	Christophe Dupre []  who came up with the
answer below.
	Glass, David (UDB) []

	Harrington, David B. (Contractor) (DSCR) []
( David was pretty straight to the point) 

A quick check at the ifconfig output shows that your two interfaces have
different netmasks. In particular, dmfe2 has a netmask of fffffff0, which
is With that netmask, you seem to be trying to use subnet, where:
available addr -


> Hello Managers:
> I have a V100 which has two network port dmfe0 and dmfe1.
> dmfe0 is coming up without any problem at all but dmfe1 is not coming up.
> Here is what the server is displaying when coming up:
> Sun Fire V100 (UltraSPARC-IIe 500MHz), No Keyboard
> OpenBoot 4.0, 1152 MB memory installed, Serial #51701605.
> Ethernet address 0:3:ba:14:e7:65, Host ID: 8314e765.
> Executing last command: boot                                          
> Boot device: disk0:a  File and args: 
> SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-15 64-bit
> Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
> configuring IPv4 interfaces: dmfe0ifconfig: SIOCGLIFADDR: dmfe1: Cannot
> assign requested address
>  dmfe1.
> Hostname: nyeqmdntick1
> metainit: nyeqmdntick1: there are no existing databases
> NOTICE: dmfe0: PHY 1 link up 100 Mbps Full-Duplex
> NOTICE: dmfe1: PHY 1 link up 100 Mbps Full-Duplex
> The system is coming up.  Please wait.
> checking ufs filesystems
> /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s4: is clean.
> /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s3: is clean.
> 2/20/2003 21:13:53 GMT LOM time reference
> starting rpc services: rpcbind done.
> Setting netmask of dmfe0 to
> Setting default IPv4 interface for multicast: add net 224.0/4: gateway
> nyeqmdntick1
> syslog service starting.
> Print services started.
> volume management starting.
> starting NetWorker daemons:
> If you look at what's in red you will think both port are coming up but
> when I do a "ifconfig -a" this
> is what I'm getting:
> ifconfig -a
> lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
>         inet netmask ff000000 
> dmfe0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
>         inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
>         ether 0:3:ba:14:e7:65 
> dmfe1: flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
>         inet netmask fffffff0 broadcast
>         ether 0:3:ba:14:e7:66 
> I had change the eeprom setting "local-mac-address" from falso to true and
> still doing same thing.
> Your comments will be very appreciated,
> Thanks in advance,
> Vinnie 
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