SUMMARY: Dhcp server in Solaris 8 container

From: Cooper, Scott <>
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 10:08:48 EDT

The answer is to make the port available to the non global zone exclusively.
Set ip-type=exclusive.

Dhcp on the non global zone then works just fine.

Thanks to:
Rob De Langhe & Matthew Stier for pointing me in the right direction.



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Cooper, Scott
Sent: 19 May 2011 09:31
Subject: Dhcp server in Solaris 8 container

Hi all,

We have a legacy system running Solaris 8 that we have ported into a solaris
container. The server has always been a dhcp server however within the zone
fails to start with a message - Error discovering number of network
interfaces: no such device or address.

Is what I am trying to do supported? Or will I need to try and move the dhcp
serving to the Global zone?


Scott Cooper
Technical Consultant
HP Enterprise Services Defence & Security UK Ltd.

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