This section describes how to configure SLIP on a SolarisTM host for use with a ChorusOS system.
The following procedures concern hosts running Solaris 2.6.
You must be root to install and configure SLIP. If you either do not know the root password for the host system or do not feel comfortable with the tasks required, ask your system administrator to perform the tasks below.
Before attempting to configure SLIP, check that the package SUNWpcnfs is installed on the workstation:
host% pkginfo | grep SUNWpcnfs networking SUNWpcnfs PC-NFS Daemons
The SUNWpcnfs works on systems running Solaris 2.6.
(Optional) If the SUNWpcnfs package is not installed, get the Solstice NFS ClientTM 3.1 product, and install the package.
During installation, reply y ("yes") to the question, "Do you want to install the PC-NFS SLIP driver?", and n to all other questions.
# If you are using /etc/hosts, then include the following lines. # Host SLIP address Host SLIP hostname host_SLIP host_name # Target SLIP address Target SLIP hostname target_SLIP target_name
host% admintool &
Select Go to expert mode from the serial port configuration menu.
Unset the Service Enable flag.
# slattach ttya host target baud_rate
Make sure the interface is operational:
# netstat -i Name Mtu Net/Dest Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Collis Queue lo0 8232 loopback localhost 307 0 307 0 0 0 hme0 1500 host host 14720 268 10827 0 507 0 sl0 1006 target_SLIP host_SLIP 0 0 0 0 0 0
If you want the SLIP target to be visible from the whole network, you must enable routing on your workstation.