its extreemly unlikely that solaris was installed witout network support.
also, considering that you get lo0 when you do an ifconfig tells me that the
tcp stack is installed. which prety much tells me that the networking
components are installed.
in addition, even when solaris isn't using a physical network, parts of the
operating system itself use tcpip to comunicate. this makes not installing
network support prohibitivly difficult
run this command
this prints the driver configuration for your system you should see
lines that resemble the following
pci108e,1000 (driver not attached)
SUNW,qfe, instance #0
the second line here is whats important, it should be read as follows
this system is using a driver from SUNW called qfe with instance #0
then run this command
ifconfig qfe plumb
then ifconfig -a
you should see qfe0 now as an interface.
you are also going to have some other problems
interfaces will not be configured at boot time
to fix this, put an entry in /etc/hosts as follows
Quote:>ip address< >interface name<
for example to set up hme0's address as 10.10.10.1 add the following to
then, create a file called /etc/hostnmae.>interface name<
for example if your interface is hme0, you would create a file called
in that file, put the name of the interface as seen in the hosts file
following our earlier example,
you would have the following
also, name resolution probibly isn't set up,
to fix this, vi /etc/nsswitch.conf
find the line that reads
modify it to read
hosts files dns
then populate /etc/resolv.conf as follows
nameserver >dns server 1<
nameserver >dns server 2<
> I am considering reloading the Solaris 8 OS in order to make sure that I
> have all networking tools/software installed. When I first loaded the OS,
> the I did not have a network cable plugged into the computer. The
> installation program asked me if this computer would ever be on a network.
> answered "No." So, maybe come networking files weren't loaded.
> Is there a way to find out if all networking files are installed and
> available? It would save me at least a half day.