Static IP on a Bridge

Benjamin Lee ben at
Fri Dec 30 06:48:10 UTC 2011

On 12/29/2011 09:21 AM, james at wrote:
> Quoting Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at>:
>> What's the error message you see when you fail to ping out?
> ping: cannot resolve Host name lookup failure

It seems that you are currently receiving your resolver from DHCP as
well, you should statically configure that in /etc/resolv.conf:


>> What does the routing table (netstat -r) look like before and after DHCP?
> Before DHCP:
> Routing tables
> Internet:
> Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
> localhost          link#11            UH          0        0    lo0

What happens if you run 'route add default' instead of DHCP?

What is the output of '/etc/rc.d/routing restart'?

Benjamin Lee

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