SUMMARY: le0 interface problems

From: Lawrence Pesce (
Date: Fri Nov 20 1998 - 08:58:22 CST

Thanks to all who responded!

I recieved several repiles, most of which stated that I should check my
hostname.le0, and hosts. Unfortunatley I forgot to mention in the original
question that I had done this a thousand times, and I was still confused, as
everything seeed ok.

One thing that did work was from Colin Melville:

>Probably the quickest way to fix it is to run /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig. This
>will reconfigure your system to the correct hostname/IP/timezone. It needs
>to reboot to finish, altho I've seen it merely halt the system, then a
>"manual" reboot is needed to get going again.
>Of course, your mileage may vary...

This one worked, and I got incredible mileage, so I didn't get to try these:


>edit a script in /etc/rc3.d/S22virtual.routes
>and add
>ifconfig le0 up netmask
>it will come up after reboot ..
>cheers and have fun


>have you tried reboot -- -rv ( rebooting with reconfigure option)
>option b
>ifconfig le0 plumb
>ifconfig le0 inet no netmask up
>(this should bring the interface up)
>option c
>pls look at /etc/rcS.d/ file to see whether thats corrupted.
>or try running that file from command line.
>other option.d
>create a file starting S22____ having the entry of your command and put
>file in rc3.d or rc2.d ( depending
>on which directory is read first during boot sequence as set in inittab
>( i do not think you need to resort to this)
>but might help you incase you need to customise something that needs to be
>in startup script


>check your entries in /etc/`hostname`.le0, /etc/netmasks, /etc/hosts, also
>/etc/init.d/inetinit network startup script
>Jim Robertori

And now my original question....

-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence Pesce <>
To: Sun Managers <>
Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 4:32 PM
Subject: le0 interface problems

>After installing Solaris 2.5.1 on my Sparc 5, and some other packages I had
>a working network connection. I wanted to download the patches, but as the
>Sparc has an IP address on our internal network, I couldn't donwload
>directly, so I attempted to add multiple IPs to the same interface. I
>followed the directions from Sun, but didn't get it to work (for various
>reasons), so I abandonded it.
>I thought that I put everything back the way it was before I started this
>mess, but apparently I get this when I start up:
>configuring network interfaces: le0.
>le0: auto-revarp failed: no RARP replies recieved
>and later, more errors, because the interface didn't come up.
>Unfortunately the only way I know how to fix this is a reinstall (my Unix
>not all that good). I can however, get it to work by typing:
>ifconfig le0 netmask
>but is only works for the doesn't stay after a reboot.
>- Larry

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