Apr 242008

IP packet forwarding is the process of routing packets between network interfaces on one system. A packet arriving on one network interface and addressed to a host on a different network is forwarded to the appropriate interface.

In Solaris 10, IP Forwarding can be enabled or disabled using the routeadm & ifconfig commands as against the ndd commands in Solaris 9 and earlier. The advantage is the change dynamic and real-time and the change persist across reboot unlike the ndd command.

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Mar 202008

In SPARC Servers running Sun Solaris, you can see multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs) or interfaces are all sharing a single MAC-Address than having a unique Factory-default MAC-Address assigned to it. This is because by default, a System-Wide MAC-Address is assigned to all the NICs and hence a ifconfig -a output will show only one MAC-Address.

To confirm this behaviour

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