Ethtool equivalent for freebsd

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Aug 19 14:30:17 UTC 2015

On Wed, 19 Aug 2015, Luciano Mannucci wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm moving all my linuxes to freebds (It is taking a while :-). I'm in
> the process of moving linux routers, so I need an equivalent of the
> "ethtool -p <interace>" that makes the actual ethernet card blink, to
> help identify on which phisical port you are working.
> I haven't found this in ifconfig... :-)

Probably not the same, but led(4) can be used to blink the LEDs on some 
cards.  It's not clear to me how to stop them blinking afterwards other 
than a reset.  Or maybe down/up on the card.

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