Issue with rc.d/netif script when modifying NIC state after boot

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Aug 26 07:49:19 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> optimus# /etc/rc.d/netif start
> /etc/rc.d/netif: DEBUG: run_rc_command: doit: network_start
> /etc/rc.d/netif: DEBUG: Cloned:
> /etc/rc.d/netif: DEBUG: checkyesno: synchronous_dhclient is set to
> NO. Starting Network: lo0 msk0.
> ifconfig: msk0: bad value # <--- this didn't happen before (why is
> ifconfig lo0 msk0 trying to be run? shouldn't this be a for looped
> deal?)...
> /etc/rc.d/netif: DEBUG: The following interfaces were not configured:
> /etc/rc.d/ipfilter: DEBUG: checkyesno: ipfilter_enable is set to NO.

What's the contents of your rc.conf?

Looks like rc is getting confused about something..

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