OpenIndiana fails to provide option for manual network config
In OpenSolaris there was an option to select Manual network configuration via the GUI which is missing from OpenIndiana.
Can this functionality be made available under OpenIndiana.
Updated by Jon Tibble about 10 years ago
Either click on the network icon near the time on the gnome panel or go to System->Administration->Network.
Enter root password.
In the dialog that appears select the interface and select manual configuration from the drop down.
If that doesn't work then file a bug about that but the functionality is not missing so I suggest this bug is closed.
Updated by Albert Lee about 10 years ago
NWAM has now completely replaced the previous graphical network configuration tool (network-admin) which was based on svc:/network/physical:default.
If you have a headless server and need svc:/network/physical:default, the instructions in nwamd(1) for enabling it are still accurate.
You can still use network-admin on a desktop if you disable NWAM for now, but NWAM is no longer missing functionality that should make this necessary.
Updated by r a about 10 years ago
In order to get the configuration I wanted, I had to disable nwam and enable the physical interface and was then able to configure DNS and IP information statically.
When I tried OpenIndiana on a work laptop, it recognised the lan/wireless brillantly and I was really impressed. However, in a static environment it makes configuration unnecessarily complicated. I liked the fact that OpenSolaris had the option for easy manual configuration. If an option with NWAM to allow manual configuration of IP address, Netmask, Gateway could include the optional setting domain name and dns servers that would be great.