Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

ifconfig: host name bad space address


When the system is booted, this error message is displayed. The /etc/nsswitch.conf file had the following entries for the hosts line:

hosts: dns nis [NOTFOUND=return] files


Move files to the first entry in the list. Now, when the system boots, it resolves the interface names from the /etc/hosts file.