Complete loss of network on 6_STABLE

Mikhail Goriachev mikhailg at
Fri Apr 13 11:06:52 UTC 2007

Drew wrote:
> On 4/13/07, *Drew* <cotharyus at <mailto:cotharyus at>> wrote:
>         Sorry, I had to go back and read my message to see what was
>         there. I've never used -a in my life, and I can only blame that
>         not being a -v on all the trouble I'm having with the keyboard
>         on my wife's laptop. I don't know how she types on this thing.
>         But I'm building a generic kernel and we'll try that.
> Building and installing Generic was not the answer. It demonstrates
> exactly the same behavior. I suppose I'll dig /usr/src off of a known
> good sup and try that. And include /usr/src in my next set of backups
> here, since space is no longer an issue for storing them.

What errors do you get? For instance what happens when you ping hosts on
your network? Provide as much info as you can. Maybe someone else would
be able to provide some help.

Just a shot in the dark. Maybe your problem isn't source related. Try
troubleshooting your network connection. See if the network card is up
and running. Check if IPs are being assigned (ifconfig). Maybe there's a
slight error in /etc/rc.conf. If you can ping localhost then you should
also be able to ping NIC's IP. Maybe your firewall isn't playing nice.

Those were just random thoughts.


Mikhail Goriachev

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