Configuration & Running of DHCP server in a Solaris Container

Paul Cassidy - Sun Microsystems - Solution Integration Engineer Paul.Cassidy at Sun.COM
Fri Sep 7 13:57:05 UTC 2007

I'm trying to run the dhcp server in a Solaris 10 container/zone. The 
server has built and
installed without issue. But I am unable to start the server as it 
cannot find the loopback
interface lo0.

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Wrote 0 deleted host decls to leases file.
Wrote 0 new dynamic host decls to leases file.
Wrote 0 leases to leases file.
Can't get interface flags for lo0: No such device or address

The container/zone does not have this interface, as it is a logical 
mapped onto the global zone. The config
only requires serving requests on the qfe4:1 interface

lo0:3: flags=2001000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4,VIRTUAL> mtu 
8232 index 1
        inet netmask ff000000
mtu 1500 index 7
        inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast

very basic config file:-

        ddns-update-style ad-hoc;

        subnet netmask {

        subnet netmask {

        subnet netmask {

        host etherlite01 {
                hardware ethernet 00:A0:E7:21:B7:DE;
                filename "/tftpboot/80007009_E.bin";

Can anyone help, or is this a none starter?

       Paul Cassidy,
       Solutions Integration Engineer
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