Release 6.0 laptop network interface configuration.

Brooks Davis brooks at
Sun Nov 20 05:23:58 GMT 2005

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 08:26:47PM -0800, George Hartzell wrote:
> I'm updating my IBM T42p (2379-DYU) from 5.3-BETA4 to 6.0.
> I have ath0 working by adding WPA and DHCP to an ifconfig_ath0 line in
> /etc/rc.conf.  em0 almost works by putting DHCP into an ifconfig_em0
> line (dhclient doesn't always die when I pull the cable, I had similar
> problems with fxp0 on an older sony, Brooks is helping with it).
> Here's my question:  I'd like to be able to specify a general
> configuration (e.g. WPA and DHCP for ath0, DHCP for em0), but not have
> them come up automagically.  I'm content running a command (I figure
> I'll eventually tie the command to buttons via acpi_ibm), and adding
> ifconfig_{ath,em}0 lines to /etc/rc.conf and running
>   /etc/rc.d/netif start {ath0, em0}
> by hand seems to work.
> The problem is that I can't seem to keep all of the interfaces from
> automagically configuring.

Add the NOAUTO keyword to both of them.

-- Brooks

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