Use Open Solaris' Network Auto Magic prototype to simply your laptop life

My first useful (hopefully) tip.

At the most recent OS Ambassador conference I ran across something I've been dreaming of for years.  A Solaris capability (similar to my Mac) that automatically senses the various networks available and connects to the best one or gives you a choice.  It's finally here in prototype format.

Go to the "Network Auto Magic" community at opensolaris.org.  There you can download the prototype, install the package and off you go.

Keep in mind that this is a prototype and review all the caveats.  Your target X86/X64 machine must be running build 36 or later of Solaris Nevada.  Join the community, provide your feedback to the team and contribute code to the project if you can.

If you find that it doesn't work ever time (it is a protype after all)  simply run:
  • svcadm disable profiled
  • svcadm enable profiled
To restart it and force a re-scan of the networks.

Why you should care.

If you use a Solaris laptop, this will make you more productive by automatically sensing and configuring the network.



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Jim Laurent is an Oracle Sales consultant based in Reston, Virginia. He supports US DoD customers as part of the North American Public Sector hardware organization. With over 17 years experience at Sun and Oracle, he specializes in Solaris and server technologies. Prior to Oracle, Jim worked 11 years for Gould Computer Systems (later known as Encore).

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