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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


What Is Reactive Network Configuration?

In reactive network configuration, the system automatically adapts to any change in network condition and network configuration without requiring manual reconfiguration. For example, if your wired network interface becomes unplugged or if a new wireless network becomes available, the system adapts accordingly. With the primary focus on mobility, a reactive configuration policy allows the system's configuration to be changed dynamically, in response to different network events or at a user's request.

The system's network configuration is organized into profiles. Profiles are either reactive or fixed. A reactive profile includes properties that determine when the profile or its components should be enabled. These properties enable the profile to be applied dynamically by the network management daemon, nwamd. For information about fixed network configuration and the distinction between fixed network and reactive network configuration, see What Is Fixed Network Configuration? in Connecting Systems Using Fixed Network Configuration in Oracle Solaris 11.1.