SUMMARY: virtual ip problem

From: James Zhao <>
Date: Thu Oct 31 2002 - 16:42:25 EST
Thanks to all replied. And the answer from Darren Dunham is exactly what I
am looking for.

Sol 7 and below.
plumb/unplumb only refer to the main device.
ifconfig an address to use the virtual interface
ifconfig the address 0 and down to kill the virtual interface.

Sol 8 and above.
Virtual interfaces now act more like real interfaces.
Must plumb/unplumb to appear/disappear.
unplumbing a virtual does not affect the base

Original question:
Has anyone experienced this with solaris 7 before?

hme0 is a working interface.

"ifconfig hme0:1 plumb" to plumb the virtual interface,

but "ifconfig -a" doesn't show hme0:1 device

"ifconfig hme0:1 unplumb" brings down the working hme0 as well.

James Zhao
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Received on Thu Oct 31 16:46:07 2002

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