SUMMARY: Sunfire 280 won't see network

From: Randy Romero <>
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 16:03:31 EST
sorry about the previous post.  I'll get my "summary" right this time.

Thanks to:

Edward Scown
Deborah Santomauro
Steve Hammond
Bob Smart
Tim Evans

The general consensus was do a boot -r or sys-unconfig.  However, that was
not the case this time.  It turned out I had a lazy LYING network guy who
swore that he tested the cable after he ran it.  When I used my laptop, I
plugged directly into the port using my own enet cable and didn't even
think to challenge the network guy's integrity.  Needless to say...after
chasing my tail for an insane amount of time, I went back to the basics
and started testing everything for myself.   Problem solved after
replacing both rj45 ends of the network cable.  Thanks to all who
responded and all who may yet respond.

Randy Romero

=========Original Post===============================
> SunManagers,
>      I'm unable to get my sunfire280R to see the network whatsoever.  The
> switch it is attached to is a 10T speed.  This server was jumpstarted on
> another network and was moved to a new site.  After moving, the server
> would not see the network.
> Solaris 8 10/01 w/all latest patches
> Interface:	eri0
> network:	172.x.x.205
> gateway:	172.x.x.254
> netmask
> broadcast	172.x.x.255
> defaultrouter	172.x.x.254
> I've done the following already:
> ndd -set /dev/eri instance 0
> ndd -set /dev/eri adv_autoneg_cap 0
> ndd -set /dev/eri adv_10hdx_cap 1
> ndd -set /dev/eri adv_10fdx_cap 0
> ndd -set /dev/eri adv_100fdx_cap 0
> ndd -set /dev/eri adv_100hdx_cap 0
> I've tried it at both half & full duplex but I get no network connection.
> When I unplug the network connection the server does not complain.  When
> booting the server it doesn't complain about a network connection not
> existing.  I plugged my laptop into the server ether cable and my laptop
> sees the network fine.  Any clues on where I can go from here?  I'm at a
> loss as to what could cause this and I'm on a deadline (who of us
> isn't). Much thanks and will summerize!
> Randy Romero
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