Gateway/Networking problems in FreeBSD 5.1-Release

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Thu Jul 3 08:08:35 PDT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 06:34:10 -0700 (PDT)
David Wolfskill <david at> wrote:

> OK; this is not a -current issue.  Maybe -questions....

I thought it might be a 5.X problem....

> That makes no sense whatsoever.  By having more than one NIC on your
> machine, you make it multi-homed.  A multi-homed machine is connected
> to multiple networks -- one for each NIC -- except under rather
> unusual circumstances (involving "spanning tree" algorithms).

I was just testing the NIC's, not making the final setup.

> See what happens when you assign network numbers and IP addresses
> sanely.

Ok, I chose, and and now it is
working (strange it can't work with IP's is the same netmask), but I
still have to unplug and plug the nic cable to get it active!?!?


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