[SunHELP] What exactly does a "Link Failure" mean on startup (5.10 - 1/06 x86)

Adrian Florea Adrian.Florea at alcatel.ro
Mon Jan 30 10:12:46 CST 2006

maybe dhcp client isn't correctly configured

Micah DesJardins wrote:

>Hello all,
>On my home machine I have a 3Comm 905C-TX 10/100 Ethernet card.  It
>works well in all OSes I've tried it with.  The Solaris 10 1/06
>install kept detecting a "link" failure on elxl0 (my interface).  I
>was able to get it working by playing around with it (essentially a
>sysunconfig didn't fix it, but running ifconfig dhcp-auto did) but I
>still get a link failure message on bootup.  Even so, it finds my DHCP
>server and retrieves an IP and DNS information just fine.  I'm
>basically curious what this error message means exactly and what (if
>anything) I can do fix the problem so the error won't be reported on
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