Ifconfig -a output shows duplicate output

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Hi,
When I run the ifconfig -a command on the solaris 10 virtual machine I get an output which contains the below entry
<BROADCAST, RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4, DUPLICATE>
Also, I could find the following entry in /var/adm/messages file
Apr 9 20:06:59 penguin ip: [ID 567813 kern.warning] WARNING: e1000g0 has duplicate address 192.168.210.034 (in use by 00:00:66:61:6b:65) ; disabled
Apr 9 20:06:59 penguin in.routed[471]: [ID 238047 daemon.warning] interface e1000g0 to 192.168.210.34 turned off
the output of arp -a only shows the following
e1000g0 224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 SM 01:00:5e:00:00:00
I have waited for a few hrs now for this issue of the duplicate IP address to get resolved automatically but it still perists.
Actually this IP address was working perfect till yesterday .
Today I copied my vm to a different machine and then started it . Thats when all the problem started.
The ifconfig output always give the DUPLICATE message .
How do I rectify this problem
Thanks In Advance,
Suresh
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You need to get whatever is responding to that address to stop It's not that easy. Detecting of asumed duplicate IPs has become more "sensitive" with a late Solaris 10 release (or patch). These installations of Solaris even detects running IPs in other broadcast domains. In former Solaris 10 releases this was not a problem, i could define interfaces of several systems with the same (virtual) IP, as long as these systems did not act as a gateway. This has changed and is not possible anymore. We had to redefine IPs in our network for that reason...