Commit 35eb3023 authored by Ted Lemon's avatar Ted Lemon

Add some more information to the Solaris information.

parent 56a0739e
......@@ -409,22 +409,23 @@ must install this extension in order to get dhcpd or dhclient to work.
One problem which has been observed and is not fixed in this
patchlevel has to do with using DLPI on Solaris machines. The symptom
of this problem is that the DHCP server never receives any requests.
If you are using Solaris 2.6, and you encounter this symptom, and
you are running the DHCP server on a machine with a single broadcast
network interface, you may wish to edit the includes/site.h file and
uncomment the #define USE_SOCKETS line. Then type ``make clean;
make''.
This has been observed with Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 7 on Intel x86
systems, although it may occur with other systems as well. If you
encounter this symptom, and you are running the DHCP server on a
machine with a single broadcast network interface, you may wish to
edit the includes/site.h file and uncomment the #define USE_SOCKETS
line. Then type ``make clean; make''.
The DHCP client on Solaris will only work with DLPI. If you run it
and it just keeps saying it's sending DHCPREQUEST packets, but never
gets a response, you may be having DLPI trouble as described above.
If so, you are SOL. Also, because Solaris requires you to "plumb" an
interface before it can be detected by the DHCP client, you must
either specify the name(s) of the interface(s) you want to configure
on the command line, or must plumb the interfaces prior to invoking
the DHCP client. This can be done with ``ifconfig iface plumb'',
where iface is the name of the interface (e.g., ``ifconfig hme0
plumb'').
If so, we have no solution to offer at this time. Also, because
Solaris requires you to "plumb" an interface before it can be detected
by the DHCP client, you must either specify the name(s) of the
interface(s) you want to configure on the command line, or must plumb
the interfaces prior to invoking the DHCP client. This can be done
with ``ifconfig iface plumb'', where iface is the name of the
interface (e.g., ``ifconfig hme0 plumb'').
It should be noted that Solaris versions from 2.6 onward include a
DHCP client that you can run with ``/sbin/ifconfig iface dhcp start''
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