Bootup/netconfig oddity

Forrest Aldrich forrie at
Tue Jun 20 14:59:06 UTC 2006

The problem ended up being I had the incorrect netmask.

They are using here instead of

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Forrest Aldrich <forrie at> writes:
>> I have a freshly-built (cvsup'd today) FreeBSD_6.1 system which fails
>> to set the default router upon boot.
>> I have tried two routers, both on the same /24 segment... "network
>> unreachable".   These were set using the ""
>> in /etc/rc.conf.
>> However... if I manually use "dhclient em0", it works.
>> I wonder if I'm hitting a bug, or ...
> It sounds like you're trying to set a default router that isn't on a
> local network.  When you *don't* use dhclient on em0, how do you
> configure it?  It needs to have an address and netmask that correspond
> to the router in order to set a default route through the router.

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