ifconfig bug

Lars Eggert larse at ISI.EDU
Sat Nov 15 12:20:26 PST 2003


Bruce M Simpson wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 11:54:20AM -0800, Lars Eggert wrote:
> 
>>shouldn't this work?
>>
>># ifconfig em0 inet 128.9.168.58 netmask 255.255.240.0 \
>>	ether 00:07:e9:0a:26:52
>>ifconfig: ether: bad value
>>
>>This is with today's -current, but this may have been around longer - I 
>>hadn't tried it before today. Using two commands to set MAC and IP 
>>addresses works fine, but it needs to be one command for rc.conf.
> 
> 
> This issue is already known about and the behaviour you are seeing is in
> accordance with how ifconfig should currently behave.
> 
> I suggest patching rc scripts until it can be solved the right way round.

Thanks for the explanations! I'll work around this with a start_if.em0 
script then.

Lars
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Lars Eggert <larse at isi.edu>           USC Information Sciences Institute
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