Assign IP address and hostname via kernel parameter

jt at jt at
Wed May 6 15:47:43 UTC 2009

   I would take a look at sysctl this system takes care of kernel
parameters.  There are a few man pages that delineate what is read only.
I'm sure you are aware of setting the hostname at boot time.  It seemed like
you were more curious about on the fly.  I'm not familiar with xen domU's

hope this helps,


On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Mister Olli <mister.olli at>wrote:

> Hi,
> is there a way to configure IP address and hostname on freebsd systems
> via kernel command line parameters?
> I have some freebsd systems in as xen domU's and it would be really
> great to be able to set the ip address & hostname within the
> configuration file for the domU.
> I'm aware that I could configure a static mac address and use DHCP, but
> with several layer2 segments on different XEN hosts setting up DHCP
> correctly would be a real pain ;-)
> ---
> Regards
> Mr. Olli
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