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bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation



 
 
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Old December 18th 06, 10:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
sam
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Default bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation

dear all,

having searched around fruitlessly for some advice on the web, i would
like to ask if anyone knows anything about getting solaris 10 online
with an existing bt broadband connection.

i joined up when i just had a pc, but purchased a workstation a couple
of months ago with a mind to learn how to program. that's all going
pretty well, but bt told me i could not get online with the
workstation.

however, i have also been informed that you can in fact get online with
bt if you know how to configure the system yourself. unfortunately, i
absolutely do not know how to carry out said task, and am looking for
help.

anyone have any insight into this? failing that, does anyone know of a
standard mass-market isp in the uk which is unix-compatible? i would
offer more info, but i am shockingly clueless on these subjects and
just treading water despite my frantic googling.

thanks in advance,

sam lynas

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Old December 18th 06, 10:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
adam
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Default bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:18:11 -0800, sam wrote:



however, i have also been informed that you can in fact get online with
bt if you know how to configure the system yourself. unfortunately, i
absolutely do not know how to carry out said task, and am looking for
help.


Assuming you use a broadband router as opposed to a modem then you would
configure Solaris for "generic" networking- nothing special.

Something like:
- ifconfig device ip address
- add "nameserver nameserver-address" entries to /etc/resolv.conf
- route add 0.0.0.0 default gateway

(device is the solaris network device, e.g. hme0)
(nameserver-address is probably the IP address of the router)
(default-gateway) ip address of the router).

Google will be your friend to add this to start-up scripts/proper settings
files


Adam
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Old December 18th 06, 10:41 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation

sam wrote:

however, i have also been informed that you can in fact get online with
bt if you know how to configure the system yourself. unfortunately, i
absolutely do not know how to carry out said task, and am looking for
help.


First of all you need to get the physical connections correct.... if
you have a voyager router which is most likely or a home hub then you
should look for an ethernet cable (often yellow) and connect that
between your router and your Sun. If you only have space for one
ethernet cable then connect your PC via the blue USB cable (you may
need to install a driver for this)

anyone have any insight into this? failing that, does anyone know of a
standard mass-market isp in the uk which is unix-compatible? i would
offer more info, but i am shockingly clueless on these subjects and
just treading water despite my frantic googling.


Adam has given you enough info there to get you going from the software
point of view :-)

Regards

William MacLeod

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Old December 19th 06, 12:59 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David Wade
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Default bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation


"sam" wrote in message
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dear all,

having searched around fruitlessly for some advice on the web, i would
like to ask if anyone knows anything about getting solaris 10 online
with an existing bt broadband connection.


Provided you have enough physical ports its not a problem. The config is a
bit fiddly though.

i joined up when i just had a pc, but purchased a workstation a couple
of months ago with a mind to learn how to program. that's all going
pretty well, but bt told me i could not get online with the
workstation.


Most PCs use DHCP to configure the network. However it may be easier to
manually configure Solaris.

however, i have also been informed that you can in fact get online with
bt if you know how to configure the system yourself. unfortunately, i
absolutely do not know how to carry out said task, and am looking for
help.



Perhaps a SUN newsgroup would be better. See comp.sys.sun
If you have an XP box that works copy the config onto the solaris box
Try http://www.rite-group.com/rich/solaris_nat.html



anyone have any insight into this? failing that, does anyone know of a
standard mass-market isp in the uk which is unix-compatible?


Even that might not help.Solaris is subtly different to most UNIX systems.
Like I said comp.sys.sun or comp.os.solaris

i would
offer more info, but i am shockingly clueless on these subjects and
just treading water despite my frantic googling.




thanks in advance,

sam lynas



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Old December 19th 06, 12:14 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Greg Hennessy
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Default bt broadband with solaris 10 on ultra 20 sun workstation

On 18 Dec 2006 13:18:11 -0800, "sam" wrote:

dear all,

having searched around fruitlessly for some advice on the web, i would
like to ask if anyone knows anything about getting solaris 10 online
with an existing bt broadband connection.


Trivial.


i joined up when i just had a pc, but purchased a workstation a couple
of months ago with a mind to learn how to program. that's all going
pretty well, but bt told me i could not get online with the
workstation.


Utter ********.


however, i have also been informed that you can in fact get online with
bt if you know how to configure the system yourself. unfortunately, i
absolutely do not know how to carry out said task, and am looking for
help.


Time to RTFM.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...=Google+Search


anyone have any insight into this? failing that, does anyone know of a
standard mass-market isp in the uk which is unix-compatible?


All of them are.



greg
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