Problem with networking?

gcn53 at gcn53 at
Thu May 1 15:30:55 PDT 2003

Quoting Bill Moran <wmoran at>:

> gcn53 at wrote:
> > Quoting Bill Moran <wmoran at>:
> > 
> >>I can think of a very limited number of cases where the primary IP on
> >>an ethernet card should have the netmask you have.  Verify it.
> >>
> > 
> > Sorry, forgive my ignorance, but how do I "verify it"?
> I missed the earlier part of the thread, so ...
> If you were given the information by your hosting provider, verify that
> it's correct compared to what you have in /etc/rc.conf
My hosting provider did not give me this information.

> Where did you get your IP addy?  You should have been provided a netmask
> in the same document/conversation/whatever.
The IP address was given to me by the host provider, after the virtual server
had been set up.

> Also, based on some other replies to this thread, could you post your
> /etc/rc.conf to the list.  It may help sort out what's up.
# cat < /etc/rc.conf
# -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Fri Apr  4 14:55:26 2003

> Another thing you can do is simply change it to and see if
> things start to work.  It's possible that that number is wrong, but it
> will break _less_ networking than using, so you'll be
> able to tell if you're on the right track or not:
> ifconfig fxp0 netmask
# ifconfig fxp0 netmask
ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): permission denied


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