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Connecting Systems Using Reactive Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Reactive Network Configuration (Overview)

Highlights of Profile-Managed Network Configuration

What Is Reactive Network Configuration?

When to Use Reactive Network Configuration

Network Profiles and Types

Description of an NCP

Description of the Automatic and User-Defined NCPs

Description of an NCU

Description of a Location Profile

Description of an ENM

Description of a Known WLAN

Profile Activation Policy

NCP Activation Policy

NCU Activation Properties

Examples of an NCP Policy

Location Activation Selection Criteria

Profile Configuration Tasks

How Reactive Network Profiles Work

How Reactive Networking Works With Other Oracle Solaris Networking Technologies

SMF Network Services

Network Configuration Security and Authorizations

Authorizations and Profiles Related to Network Configuration

Authorizations Required to Use the User Interfaces

Where to Find Network Configuration Tasks

2.  Creating and Configuring Reactive Network Profiles (Tasks)

3.  Administering Your Reactive Network Configuration (Tasks)

4.  Using the Network Administration Graphical User Interface


How Reactive Network Profiles Work

The system provides the Automatic NCP and the Automatic Location profile, as the default reactive profiles. These profiles perform the basic configuration of your wired or wireless networking automatically, without any user interaction. The only time you are required to interact with reactive networking is if you are prompted by the system for more information, for example, to provide a security key or password for a wireless network.

The automatic or reactive network configuration is triggered by the following events and activities:

To perform the basic configuration of your network automatically, the Automatic NCP implements the following basic policy:

For more information, see Profile Activation Policy.

For more information about how to administer the DHCP service to automatically configure the network, see Working With DHCP in Oracle Solaris 11.1.