This intended as a followup & re-direct to the posting I did previously
related to reconfiguring a Solaris 2.5.1 (x86) box onto a network. The
previous title was identified as telnet & ftp refuse connections after
reconfig onto the network.
Somewhat embarassed, but a duplicate IP address for the newly installed box
was found, hence the symptoms.
Now, the "real" problem seems to be:
(1) I'm using a 3COM 3C503 card that supports BNC, AUI & TP connections.
It's ugly I know, but considering the supported cards & the locations where
I bought it -- it was my only choice (suggestions welcome).
(2) I initially configured the machine on a Linksys TP hub & later
reconfigured it (tried) at an ISP that cabled up a BNC (different port)
(3) When the machine boots, it believes the ethernet I/F is elx0 --
shouldn't this be elx ??
(a) Get an external BNC transceiver & an AUI cable?
(b) Get a small hub with a BNC port?
(c) Try to modify the /platform/i86pc/kernel/drv/elx.conf to support the
If I try (c) what do I need to do??????? Are there ifconfig flags to set
IRQ/DMA addresses?? Are there release notes for this card that I'm not
Any and all suggestions are appreciated,