Non working NIC
doug at mail.sermon-archive.info
Thu Aug 18 01:17:37 UTC 2016
> On 17 August 2016, at 16:58, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:32:20 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote:
>>> On 17 August 2016, at 16:05, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:56:15 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote:
>>>> Added a new NIC (rl0). Removed any reference to msk0 in rc.conf.
>>>> Set rl0 for DHCP. Same result, but some additional messages:
>>>> Starting Network: mske0
>>>> Starting Network: rl0
>>>> rl0: link state changed to up
>>>> Starting Network: lo0
>>>> Starting dhclient
>>>> rl0: not found
>>>> I am out of ideas here. How can I figure out what is going on and correct it?
>>> This almost looks like a problem with the contents of rc.conf.
>>> Can you show all the relevant lines?
>> I switched to a minimal rc.conf:
>> Same results.
> No errors in this file. However it's interesting that (if I remember
> the thread so far) you reported the disappearing of a network interface
> with two different devices... however, there's something strange about
> the message: when I try to run dhclient for a network interface that
> does not exist on my system, I get this:
> # dhclient fxp0
> ifconfig: interface fxp0 does not exist
> fxp0: not found
> Note the ifconfig-related line. And if you run "ifconfig -a" and the
> interface _is_ listed, this makes the whole thing even more strange...
I created the following code:
int main (int argc, char *argv)
struct ifaddrs *ifi;
rc = getifaddrs (&ifi);
printf ("rc = %d\n", rc);
Compiled it with debugging and ran it. after the getifaddrs call (it returned 0), there were 3 entries in the table. All 3 have the name of "".
I commented out the networking calls in rc.conf, rebooted the machine and then ran the code. Same result. I rebooted in single user mode and ran the code and the same results. The boot process is not setting the interface names properly. Whats even more fascinating about this is I have upgraded other machines (although they are newer) from 9.3 to 11.0-RC1 and they worked just fine.
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