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Old 06-03-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Computer to computer network with Ultra 5?


Hello,
My Ultra 5 is going to be running Solaris 10 by the end of this day. I installed Solaris 9, but there is just something better about 10, probably the JDS, I don't like the CDE. Anyways, there is no way for me to hook this workstation into my router. But I was wondering, if there was a way to hook an ethernet cable from the Ultra 5, to my computer running Solaris Express. And maybe use the internet off of it, and get files of the computer, like a filesystem server. Any way this is possible? Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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Anyways, there is no way for me to hook this workstation into my router.
Why ?
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But I was wondering, if there was a way to hook an ethernet cable from the Ultra 5, to my computer running Solaris Express.
Sure, that might simply work or depending on the interface you might need a specific twisted pair cable (crossover). A simpler solution would be to use a switch or a router.
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And maybe use the internet off of it, and get files of the computer, like a filesystem server. Any way this is possible?
You can certainly do that too if the other box is connected to the Internet.
Use a web proxy or NAT.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks! When I get Solaris 10 installed on here, I will try that. I can't plug it into my router because it is too far, on the other side of my house, and I don't have a big enough ethernet cord, and I don't want to buy one, and have it strecthing across my house. lol. How exactly would I get the internet off of this computer too the ultra 5?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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How is connected your second computer to the Internet ? Wifi ?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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The computer I am using right now, the one with Solaris Express, uses the WiFi connection, yes. The Ultra 5 is currently on Solaris 9. But I am upgrading to Solaris 10 5/08 today. So how would I transfer the internet over to the ultra 5?
 
Old 06-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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Do I need to enable and configure the ethernet hardware on the Solaris Express machine? It doesn't seem to know there is a connection there.

Code:
# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
ath0: flags=201004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4,CoS> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 192.168.1.102 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        ether 0:9:5b:c6:2c:97 
# ifconfig eth0
ifconfig: status: SIOCGLIFFLAGS: eth0: no such interface
And the Ultra 5 doesn't seem to know either, but that may change after installing Solaris 10 on it.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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Ethernet interfaces are named according to the driver used to access them under Solaris, not eth* like with Linux.

You first need to make sure your NIC is supported on the Solaris Express side.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #8
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How exactly would I do that?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 02:56 AM   #9
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Have a look at this threads which explains how to do it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?highlight=sdd
 
Old 06-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #10
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Oh yeah, I'm sorry. Well, according to the detection tool, it says its on a third-party driver. I am on Solaris Express b57 currently, and should upgrade to the latest soon. But for now I chose that I was running the Developer 1/08. But the ethernet doesn't work.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #11
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You just need to install the third party driver. Which one is it ?
 
Old 06-04-2008, 08:58 PM   #12
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I am having a problem with the Solaris 10 5/08 installation. I only have installed 4/5 discs. I turned it off after finishing the 4th disc. Then, when I boot the hard drive, it goes to the installer. Saying that all the discs haven't been installed yet. Then a prompt comes up saying I can choose:

1. Skip the missed CDs and continue later (or something)
2. Run the installer after next reboot (or something)

And then it says choose one, so I pick 1, then, a bunch of characters substitute for the 1. Just a bunch of different things like:

a@@k@^kkjksdas&$(*(@*#*&$*

and all of that.
I try to use 2, and it does the same thing. What went wrong here? Am I doing something wrong??
 
Old 06-05-2008, 06:27 PM   #13
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Well, I am just going to install the Solaris 9 OE. It is done installing and all went OK. I am going to install the companion CD also. Any way this will still work? Can I still get the internet off of my Solaris Express machine? Any help would be great. A step list will help. I need the NFO driver for the nForce ethernet controller on my Solaris Express machine still. Anything special I need to install it, and where should I download it from? Will Solaris 9 recognize and work with the ethernet hardware in the ultra 5? Thanks.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #14
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The sdd tool is normally telling you where to download the nfo driver.

Google's first hit with "nfo solaris driver" is:
http://homepage2.nifty.com/mrym3/taiyodo/eng/
 
Old 06-06-2008, 07:32 PM   #15
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Code:
# cd nfo-2.6.0
# rm obj Makefile
# ln -s Makefile.${i386}_${gcc} Makefile
# ln -s ${i386} obj
# /usr/ccs/bin/make
make: Fatal error: No arguments to build
Maybe I need a new version of something? Or perhaps a newer version of Solaris??
 
  


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