SUMMARY: Second NIC in sparc 20

From: Tim Longo <>
Date: Wed May 07 2008 - 15:51:59 EDT
Thank you to all that responded. There were too many to respond 

Most people suggested I reconfigure then plumb the interface. I had done 
that previously, but noticed the mac address was the same for both 
interfaces. I thought I had done something wrong.

hme0:flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
        ether 8:0:20:72:a3:5d
hme1:flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
        inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
        ether 8:0:20:72:a3:5d
le0:flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 4
        inet netmask 0
        ether 8:0:20:72:a3:5d

One person responded suggesting I change the local-address? obp setting 
to true and reboot.

I did this, but the mac's are still the same. From what I read, I think 
that means the NIC's don't have a hardware address, and the machine will 
default to the system mac address.

I also read that I can use the ifconfig command to set the ether address 
if cards are on the same subnet.

Thanks again, this is a great list!

Tim Longo wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a Sparc 20 w/Solaris 9 installed. The system has
> the built in le0 interface, and I've added two hme
> interfaces.
> SPARCstation 20 MP (2 X RT626), No Keyboard
> ROM Rev. 2.25, 256 MB memory installed, Serial #7512925.
> Ethernet address 8:0:20:72:a3:5d, Host ID: 7272a35d.
> <#2> ok show-nets
> a) /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/SUNW,hme@3,8c00000
> b) /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/SUNW,hme@1,8c00000
> c) /iommu@f,e0000000/sbus@f,e0001000/ledma@f,400010/le@f,c00000
> My goal is to configure both hme nic's but I can only seem
> to get hme0 working. 
> # ifconfig -a
> lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
>         inet netmask ff000000
> hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
>         inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
>         ether 8:0:20:72:a3:5d
> Any suggestions on how to get the second hme card working?
> Thanks
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