pflog0 question

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Aug 4 12:52:18 UTC 2006

In response to Beni <beni at>:

> Hi all,
> Does pflog0 need to get an ip-address from dhcp ? From what I can see in 
> dmesg, pflog0 can't get one (vr0 does) but pflog0 seems to be up and running 
> (same for pf and pflogd).
> So how do I get an address for pflog0 (if needed) ? I'm using 6.1-STABLE.

I'm confused as to why you would _want_ to have an IP on pflog0.

It's just a pseudo-interface for using tcpdump to view pflogd's activity.
I can't see any benefit to assigning an IP to it.

If you do have a legit need to do so, you're going to have to assign it
a static.  Since it's not a real interface, it has no network connectivity,
and thus can't talk to any DHCP servers.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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