ifconfig -- how to remove address and mask?

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 19:15:44 PDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-10-28 at 21:14 -0700, freebsd at dreamchaser.org wrote:
> running 6.1,
> Is there a way to bring an interface down and remove the ipaddr and mask?
> I've tried ifconfig destroy with no effect, and I'm getting tired of
> twiddling rc.conf and rebooting...
> The problem arises when testing a new configuration where an existing
> interface has an assigned ip addr, and is then changed to be used with
> pppoe.  The routine tables get really confused...
> Thanks,
> Gary

Try  ifconfig <interface> delete.


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