Multiple RealTect adaptors

Olaf Hoyer ohoyer at
Wed Dec 3 09:16:48 PST 2003

On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, Peter Rosa wrote:

> Dear list,
> I already have found MAKEDEV all in /dev folder. Started, finished, no
> progress. The card is physically OK.
> While trying to reconfigure eth card via
> ifconfig rl0 create inet netmask
> it returns err: SIOCIFCREATE: Invalid agrument.
> What do I do wrong? And how could I make the card work ?


Well, as the output states, your arguments to ifconfig are incorrect.

to check if the card is recognized:

dmesg |grep rl0

when it appears, do a:

ifconfig -a

to see, if a rl0 interface is there.

to simply configure it, do:

ifconfig rl0 netmask

shall be sufficient.

To make it permanent during bootup, insert in /etc/rc.conf:

ifconfig_rl0="inet netmask"


Olaf Hoyer        ohoyer at
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