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Hi Java Specialist,... in a Solaris forum?
1. # ifconfig lo0 plumb upThe loopback connection (your lo0)is NOT a physical interface. There are no hardware components for it. Nor can I think of any reason why it should ever be anything other than the default 127.0.0.1
Use your favorite Internet search site (such as Google, Bing, Yahoo) to learn more about it.
2. # ifconfig lo0 10.56.8.101 netmask 255.255.240.0. This was the working Windows DHCP environment ...I have no idea how a nonexistent software construct gets a DHCP address in a MS Operating System, unless you are confusing this with the "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" which is an utterly different concept. Again, go see what Google tells you.
... completely unrelated to configuring an IP...
unable to qualify my own domain nameAgain, search the Internet or even search these forums with that string of words.
Go back through your two most recent posts and read the responses again.
They seem to both be on the same topic as this new one -- configuring an IP on something.
How to initialize new IP address on secondary interface permanently
How to change IP address permanently on Solaris 10
When you've done all that, then come back and tell us what you are actually trying to do.
I will clarify some of your earlier suggestions / questions in the next update. However, I simply wanted to inform you the importance of providing direct answer such as the one kindly supplied by soorya. I can spend all day long Googling away and researching but you may not be awared that Solaris is no longer my specialty but simply needed a quick and reliable answer.
There are many different technologies in a heterogeneous enterprise environment today that there are simply no time to spend too much time specializing in a particular areas unless your primary role is a Solaris system administrator. On the other hand, one can become more efficient in a number of different OS by exchanging ideas and learning from one another, there by helping moving ahead together.
Anyhow, I really appreciate soorya's answer and simply want to express my thought.
Thanks all the same,
Just want to drop a line to say thank you for your advices. Solaris 10 was not able to create a network interface (HP Evo - Intel Pro VM 100) due to possibly driver unavailable / incompatibility. Anyway, I had to re-install Solaris on another HP PC where the network interface was created properly.
I will close this threat and respond back to the original post How to initialize new IP address on secondary interface permanently with further updates.