ifconfig_fxp0 with both DHCP and Link?

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Dec 20 12:17:33 PST 2005

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:00:05PM +0000, bostondriver at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to set my connection to my cable provider to use both DHCP and
> set the Ethernet address.  Is one meant to use rc.conf for both?
> man rc.conf says that options can be specified along with DHCP, but
> setting an address family doesn't show up in the options section of
> the man page.
> I belive that placing "ifconfig fxp0 link aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff"
> in /etc/start_if.fxp0 and then leaving rc.conf with just
> ifconfig_fxp0="DHCP" will work.  But that puts the config in multiple
> files.  I'd like to avoid that.
> What do others do?  I can't be the only one who wants to avoid calling
> the cable company when they change an Ethernet card.

This is what you'll have to do prior to 6.0.  In 6.0 and above you can
just do:

ifconfig_fxp0="link aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff DHCP"

-- Brooks

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