Typically, printing and NFS are configured as multilevel services. To access multilevel services, a properly configured system requires that every zone be able to access one or more network addresses. The following configurations provide multilevel services:
As in the Solaris OS, one IP address is assigned for every zone, including the global zone. A refinement of this configuration is to assign a separate network information card (NIC) to each zone. Such a configuration is used to physically separate the single-label networks that are associated with each NIC.
One all-zones address is assigned. One or more zones can have zone-specific addresses.
A system that meets the following two conditions cannot provide multilevel services:
One IP address is assigned that the global zone and the labeled zones share.
No zone-specific addresses are assigned.
If users in labeled zones are not supposed to have access to a local multilevel printer, and you do not need NFS exports of home directories, then you can assign one IP address to a system that you configure with Trusted Extensions. On such a system, multilevel printing is not supported, and home directories cannot be shared. A typical use of this configuration is on a laptop.