FreeBSD-11.2 routing and networks
odhiambo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 16:28:51 UTC 2019
On Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 19:18, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, January 7, 2019 11:06, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 19:01, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions <
> > freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >> I am working on a FreeBSD-11.2p17 host where I must change the IP
> >> address and gateway frequently to carry out tests. Following making
> >> such changes I have tried resetting the network interfaces and
> >> routing tables by use of the command:
> >> service netif restart && service routing restart &
> >> However, I have discovered that this does not have the desired
> >> effect and I am reduced to restarting the host system to make
> >> such changes.
> >> Is there something else I should be doing?
> > When you are physically on the machine's console, this is easy:
> > Assume your interface is called em0
> > ifconfig em0 down
> > ifconfig em0 inet n.n.n.n netmask z.z.z.z up
> > route add default y.y.y.y
> > Then run your tests.
> > When you reboot, the IP/MASK/ROUTE specified in rc.conf takes effect
> As it happens, for the moment this case is true, I do have console
> access. However, the configuration testing that I am doing locally
> will need to be applied to a remote host at some point, and the
> console will not be an option. Is there no way to make FreeBSD reset
> the network connection and routing tables remotely?
I must say I don't understand what exactly you need to achieve with a
I would create an alias address and route that statically for testing.
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