ifconfig: BRDGADD vr1: Invalid argument

Ian Smith smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Dec 12 07:10:53 PST 2007

On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Bruce M. Simpson wrote:
 > My shot from the hip, although I'm pretty much away from this stuff at 
 > the moment.
 > Randy Bush wrote:
 > > # ifconfig bridge0 addm ath0 addm vr1 up
 > > ifconfig: BRDGADD ath0: Invalid argument
 > >   
 > ath0 is IFT_ETHER, so it should be OK to attach it to the bridge -- 
 > although you won't
 > get the 802.11 frames bridged.
 > Could be that for whatever reason, bridge fails to put ath into 
 > promiscuous mode. Try turning on the dev.ath.0.debug sysctl taps and/or 
 > watch what src/tools/tools/ath/athdebug/athdebug.c does...

My last shot in the dark before They Who Know if_bridge get back from
the nightclub .. Randy, just to rule ath in or out as prime suspect,
does it come up right if you only specify the vr interfaces?

cheers, Ian

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