Restart network without reboot ?

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at
Sat Feb 8 05:23:31 UTC 2014

On 2/7/2014 6:43 PM, Vladislav Prodan wrote:
>> "Erich Dollansky" <erichsfreebsdlist at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:31:08 +0200 Vladislav Prodan
>> <universite at> wrote:
>>> # service netif restart && service routing restart Stopping
>>> dhclient. Waiting for PIDS: 672.
>>> And disconnect via ssh :(
>> as expected.
>> What is your problem?
> What there are other ways to restart the network without breaking the
> current ssh session?

You can't.  The connection state is going to get reset.  You can, 
however, run the service commands in a screen or tmux session to prevent 
the connection reset from disrupting the shell running the service commands.

You should also add ";service sshd restart" to the end of the command to 
make sure sshd comes back up if died when networking bounced.

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