Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System: Unable to initialize network services (Doc ID 1005126.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 07-MAY-2014***

Symptoms

Unable to initialize network services right after installing Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System(OS).

All the network services appear in the state:
"uninitialized" in the output of the inetadm command.

The vold process also won't start, so the CDROM will not mount automatically,
as autofs depends on Network Service(that is, Domain Name Service(DNS) client).

root@sp13in # inetadm
ENABLED STATE FMRI
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/gss:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/mdcomm:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/meta:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/metamed:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/metamh:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/rex:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/rstat:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/rusers:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/spray:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/wall:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/tname:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/security/ktkt_warn:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/telnet:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/nfs/rquota:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/chargen:dgram
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/chargen:stream
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/daytime:dgram
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/daytime:stream
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/discard:dgram
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/discard:stream
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/echo:dgram
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/echo:stream
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/time:dgram
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/time:stream
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/ftp:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/comsat:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/finger:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/login:eklogin
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/login:klogin
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/login:rlogin
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/rexec:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/shell:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/shell:kshell
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/talk:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/application/font/stfsloader:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/application/x11/xfs:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/smserver:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc/ocfserv:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/application/print/rfc1179:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/platform/sun4u/dcs:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/uucp:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/security/krb5_prop:default
disabled uninitialized svc:/network/apocd/udp:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc-100235_1/rpc_ticotsord:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc-100083_1/rpc_tcp:default
enabled uninitialized svc:/network/rpc-100068_2-5/rpc_udp:default

Cause

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