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3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 5:38 AM by user12273962 RSS

Networking problem

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Hello,

I created a VM and installed Oracle Solaris 10 x86 on it. The hosting machine is Windows 7 64bit.
For networking on the virtual machine I use Bridged-Network.
When I am logged in the virtual machine with root and execute:
#ifconfig -a
I get:
bash-3.2# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
e1000g0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
         inet 10.29.5.101 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.29.5.255
         ether 8:0:27:6f:c:4d
lo0: flags=2002000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8252 index 1
         inet6 ::1/128
e1000g0: flags=2004841<UP,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv6> mtu 1500 index 2
         inet6 fe80::a00:27ff:fe6f:c4d/10
         ether 8:0:27:6f:c:4d
bash-3.2#
When I ping from windows the VM, I get:
C:\Users\usr1>ping 10.29.5.101

Pinging 10.29.5.101 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 10.29.5.101: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.29.5.101: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.29.5.101: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255
Reply from 10.29.5.101: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=255

Ping statistics for 10.29.5.101:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms
However, when I try to connect to it via WinScp to transfer files I receive error: Access denied.

Also when I try to access internet (open www.google.com for example) from the VM I receive error: Server not found

Any ideas what can be the problem?

Thank you very much!
  • 1. Re: Networking problem
    user12273962 Pro
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    Do you have ssh enabled on the guest?

    what does ping www.google.com give you? Maybe a DNS issue.
  • 2. Re: Networking problem
    Verdi Newbie
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    Hi and thanks a lot for the reply!

    I modified the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to allow remote login with root user, so now I can access the VM remotely from the host machine. It was really easy thing, wasn't it :)

    However, the other thing seems to eb a DNS problem.
    When I ping from the VM www.google.com, I get the following error:
    bash-3.2# ping www.google.com
    ping: unknown host www.google.com
    bash-3.2#
    bash-3.2#
    bash-3.2# Mar 7 10:29:54 unknown sendmail[624]: [ID 702811 mail.alert] unable to qualify my own domain name (unknown) -- using short name
    bash-3.2#
    Please, can you advise me on how to resolve the DNS issue?
    Thanks again!
  • 3. Re: Networking problem
    user12273962 Pro
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    Its been so long since I actually laid hands on Solaris... I don't remember when.

    run a...

    cat /etc/resolv.conf

    and post the output.

    This should list your DNS server settings and your domain search order.

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