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|Oracle Solaris Administration: Network Interfaces and Network Virtualization Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
In Oracle Solaris, network configuration is implemented by multiple SMF services:
svc:/network/loopback:default – Creates the IPv4 and IPv6 loopback interfaces.
svc:/network/netcfg:default – This service is a prerequisite for the svc:/network/physical:default service. The service manages the network configuration repository, with its primary function being to start the netcfgd daemon.
svc:/network/physical:default – Brings up links and plumbs IP interfaces. This service determines whether NWAM or traditional network configuration is in use, based on the currently active NCP. If NWAM is in use, the service starts the policy daemon, nwamd. If the DefaultFixed NCP is active, the service stops nwamd and applies the persistent ipadm configuration.
svc:/network/location:default – This service is dependent on the svc:/network/physical:default service and is responsible for activating the Location profile that is selected by the nwamd daemon.
Note - The svc:/network/location:default service has a property that stores the current Location profile. Do not directly manipulate this property. Rather, use the NWAM GUI or the CLI to make these types of changes.