[SunRescue] SunOS 4.*

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed May 24 18:24:46 CDT 2000

On May 24, Cameron Berkenpas wrote:
> I have a sparc classic and no monitor that I would like to get it going. 
> All I really need to do at this point is get it on the network, where I 
> wouldn't need a monitor for it. I can read and write to the drive if I 
> connect it to the scsi controller on a linux box with ufs support compiled in. 
> The question is, how do I manually change the ip on SunOS 4.*? I don't remember the exact SunOS version but it's 4.1, 4.1.1, or 4.2. I've edited a few of the 
> obvious files with no luck (like /etc/hostname.le0).
> I'm pretty sure the thing still boots up. I booted it up about a month ago, 
> stuck a network cord in it, and monitored the network and the sparc was sending out arp requests. Since I've edited those few files, I no longer get any of 
> that I'm afraid.

  In SunOS4.x, the default rc scripts will look for /etc/hostname.le0,
which should contain the machine's hostname.  That is then looked up
in /etc/hosts to get the IP address for that interface (le0).

         -Dave McGuire

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