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Configuring and Managing Network Components in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: December 2017

Disabling an IP Interface Configuration

By default, an IP interface is plumbed and becomes part of the active configuration when you create the interface by using the ipadm create-ip command. The interface is flagged as UP when the first address is created on the interface.

To remove an interface from active configuration without destroying the configuration, use the disable-if subcommand as follows. This subcommand unplumbs the interface in the kernel.

# ipadm disable-if -t interface

You would make an IP interface operational and its flag displayed as UP as follows:

# ipadm enable-if -t interface

Tip  -  To display the current status of IP interfaces, see Obtaining Information About IP Interfaces.