FreeBSD crossover cable network
olivermahmoudi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 11:40:46 UTC 2009
Got it, forcing the nics to "up" did the job here.
I was quite surprised why it complained at all, as this has never happened
to me on my "regular" network.
Both of my cards make use of the rl(4) driver.
ps: may the force be with you
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca> wrote:
> Steve Bertrand wrote:
> > Oliver Mahmoudi wrote:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >> I am trying to set up a crossover cable network between two computers
> >> running FreeBSD 7.0.
> >> The network cards are configured and they work, i.e. I pinged myself and
> >> works.
> >> However, when booting up the systems I always get the error message that
> >> link status
> >> of my network cards has changed to down.
> >> Running `ifconfig` tells me that no carrier has been detected even
> >> the cable ends are
> >> plugged in.
> > What type of cards are they?
> > I've noticed in the past that sometimes I had to manually force the
> > cards to 'UP' prior to assigning any addresses to them:
> ... in /etc/rc.conf
> > ifconfig_em6="up"
> > ifconfig_em6="inet6 2607:f118:1:2::/64 eui64"
> > Try the "up" statement, and see if it helps after the next reboot.
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