How to change gateway nic to dhcp

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jul 3 03:30:58 UTC 2014

On Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:24:35 -1000, Al Plant wrote:
> I have a static gateway that needs to be set to nic interface DHCP on 
> the outside. It was set static on both sides when the Lan was originally 
> setup. Is there a file name that I can use and just change to DHCP from 
> the IP?
> I used to do this when sysinstall was the way to go. Do I use 
> etc/rc.conf as we used to. or do I have to go into the new BSD Installer?

The standard way should still be supported via /etc/rc.conf:


In case you have entered IP-specific things for example to
/etc/hosts, make sure there are no conflicts. Otherwise,
DHCP should work fine.

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