ifconfig <interface> up fails with: ifconfig: setifflags: SIOCSLIFFLAGS: <interface>: Cannot assign requested address

(Doc ID 1922043.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After setting up a network interface , it cannot be started by running ifconfig up:

# ifconfig vnet0:1
vnet0:1: flags=1000842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
       inet 169.254.159.68 netmask ffffc000 broadcast 169.254.255.255
# ifconfig vnet0:1 up
ifconfig: setifflags: SIOCSLIFFLAGS: vnet0:1: Cannot assign requested address
#

  

Cause

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