Blocking until the network is ready at boot?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Jan 12 16:37:15 UTC 2012

kpneal at writes:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:09:00AM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> kpneal at writes:
>> > What's the correct way to get the rc.d scripts to block until the
>> > network interface is _fully_ ready to carry traffic?
>> According to rc.conf(5), netwait_enable is what you want.
> Does this require 9.x? I can't find any reference to that setting
> in any of my 8.2 rc.d scripts.

It's only been around on 8.x for about 6 months, so I guess you don't
have it. You can just install it in /etc/rc.d and add it as a
requirement for mountcritremote.

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