Summary: Adding a 2nd interface to a Netra-T1

From: Koonz, Jay <>
Date: Thu Apr 25 2002 - 09:50:42 EDT
Original Question. 

I have an Netra-T1 that's been running fine for awhile on a single dmfe0
network interface. 
I want to add a second interface for a backup network. 
# 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:5:3a:58 

# ifconfig dmfe1
ifconfig: SIOCGLIFNETMASK: dmfe1: no such interface

I created /etc/hostname.dmfe1, and updated /etc/netmasks. 
This is the first time I've had to add an additional network interface to a
Solaris box. 
I'm hoping I can use "ifconfig" without rebooting. 

Helpfull replys from 	Bernhard Sadlowski		Jed Dobson
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All pointing out you have to "ifconfig plumb" the interface first. 
Note on HPUX, " By default, the plumb operation is done automatically when
an IP
                         address is specified for an interface."
Seems like that makes more sense. 
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Received on Thu Apr 25 09:59:59 2002

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