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ifconfig fails with error "no such interface" (Doc ID 1003454.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Sun Ethernet Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Dual FastEthernet and Dual SCSI-P Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun FastEthernet PCI Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun FastEthernet SBus Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun Quad FastEthernet cPCI Adapter - Version Not Applicable and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 04-Dec-2013***

Symptoms

When attempting to use "plumb" with ifconfig, the interface gives the
following error message:

# ifconfig ce2 plumb
ifconfig: SIOCSLIFNAME for ip: ce2: no such interface

Cause

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