rc.conf - setting interface UP without IP-address?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Aug 31 10:36:40 GMT 2005

On 2005-08-31 11:02, Ewald Jenisch <a at jenisch.at> wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to set an interface UP using /etc/rc.conf
> without giving the interface an IP-address (i.e. neither static nor
> Background: The machine in question has three Ethernet-IFs - one
> connects to the LAN (and has an IP-address) the other two are used for
> monitoring traffic via ethereal only. For security reasons I don't
> want to assign IP-addresses to the two "ethereal-only" interfaces -
> but I need them "UP".
> Sure enough I can "up" these interfaces manually but I want them up at
> boot-time.
> I've tried with entries like e.g.
> ifconfig_fxp1=""
> ifconfig_fxp1="UP"
> in my /etc/rc.conf - none of these work.

Try "up" (lowercase) instead.

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