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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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Interface Configuration

System and network administrators regularly use three main network interface configuration files. The use of configuration files enables changes, or additions, to persist across reboots so that the network interfaces are automatically configured when the system goes through the boot process. These files are

  • /etc/hostname.<interface>

  • /etc/inet/hosts

  • /etc/nodename

/etc/hostname.<interface>

The Solaris installation program configures the primary network interface for you. It does this by creating the necessary /etc/hostname.<interface> file. For example, if your system has an hme0 primary interface, the file /etc/hostname.hme0 is created and populated with either the hostname or IPv4 address that is associated with the interface. ...

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