re(4) needs promisc to work properly

Ed Schouten ed at
Tue Nov 28 11:52:09 PST 2006


I'm running FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE on my new desktop. It has the
following hardware:

- Intel Core 2 Duo 6400
- Asus P5B motherboard
- On-board Realtek NIC (8168B/8111B)

For some reason, it drops all incoming IPv6 packets. I can only SSH to
the machine using IPv6 when I run the following command:

$ ifconfig re0 promisc

Is this a known issue about these NICs?

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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