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Bug #13568

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Illumos networking -- no docs available how to configure networking to request an address as soon as systems start

Added by Thomas Schweikle over 1 year ago. Updated 10 months ago.

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Normal
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networking
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Description

installing OpenIndiana (hipster or stable) network will only start after an user logged in.
in most cases this is not desirable. It is expected at least one network starts as soon as the system is started. Allowing to reach systems remotely via network.

Within accessible docs i could only find references to basic network configuration within users contexts. I could find how to set up networking for zones. Various docs held descriptions how to switch from dhcp to static addresses.

Non of the available docs got informations on how to set up a network to start at system boot, without any user logged in -- or. if such docs exist, they can not be found easily. The main Adminitration Handbook shall held informations about such a setup. including how to configure this for a fresh install. Including opening the firewall for at least ssh.

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Updated by Toomas Soome over 1 year ago

Thomas Schweikle wrote:

installing OpenIndiana (hipster or stable) network will only start after an user logged in.
in most cases this is not desirable. It is expected at least one network starts as soon as the system is started. Allowing to reach systems remotely via network.

Within accessible docs i could only find references to basic network configuration within users contexts. I could find how to set up networking for zones. Various docs held descriptions how to switch from dhcp to static addresses.

Non of the available docs got informations on how to set up a network to start at system boot, without any user logged in -- or. if such docs exist, they can not be found easily. The main Adminitration Handbook shall held informations about such a setup. including how to configure this for a fresh install. Including opening the firewall for at least ssh.

There must be some sort of misunderstanding or confusion, network setup is definitely not related to user login.

Assuming your setup is using nwam, you can check what is needed for nwam with: svcs -d nwam, see also svcs -l nwam.

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Updated by Denis Ovsienko 10 months ago

I confirm that a fresh installation of OpenIndiana 2021.04 does not depend on a user login to start networking, as far as it was configured in the installer (I used DHCP). The DHCP client may be not entirely successful interpreting certain IPv4 edge cases, but it will try to start if configured.

This issue may be specific to another edge case, so it would help to state the problem by describing exact steps to reproduce, the expected behaviour and the observed behaviour.

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