SUMARY: DHCP and Solaris 2.5

From: Leo Crombach (
Date: Fri Sep 26 1997 - 16:17:02 CDT

Original Post:

I am going to set up a Solaris 2.6 box to be a DHCP server for Solaris 2.5
and up machines. I read the Answerbook2 and the Solaris 2.X faq (Casper
Dik's) on configuring a machine as a client. According to the faq, for a
Solaris 2.5 machine you need to install two packages (SUNWdhcsr and
SUNWdhcsu). Ok, that's no problem. However, it appears that you need the
new functionality of ifconfig in Solaris 2.6 in order to enable the client.

Has anyone done this and if so how?



In short, there is no DHCP client support for Solaris 2.5 from Sun.
However, there are commercial and freeware clients available (I downloaded
one from the ISC).

Sorry for the late summary and thanks to the following people for their replies:

Grant Lowe
Casper Dik
Matthew Zeier
Joel Lee


Leo Crombach Phone: (716) 388-3566
System Administrator Email:
Tropel Corporation URL:
60 O'Connor Road
Fairport, New York 14450


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