A network gateway is used to communicate with other networks. A gateway system contains multiple network interface adapters and each adapter connects with a different network.
If you use the Solaris 8 Installation CD to install the Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment on a gateway system, Solaris Web Start 3.0 uses the primary interface to gather system information. You cannot instruct Solaris Web Start 3.0 to use an alternate network interface to gather information for system identification.
Workaround: To specify another interface for gathering system information, choose one of the following workarounds.
Create a sysidcfg file that specifies the network interface to use during system identification. See “Guidelines for Preconfiguring With the sysidcfg File” in Solaris 8 Advanced Installation Guide and the man page sysidcfg(4) for information on how to create and modify a sysidcfg file.
Use the Solaris 8 Software 1 of 2 CD to launch an Interactive Installation of the Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment. Specify that the system is networked, and then select the alternate network interface to use for system identification from the list that is provided.