ifconfig won't allow me to change ether address and inet address in the same command

Eduardo Meyer dudu.meyer at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 12:11:48 PDT 2008

Hello :)

Please, follow:

# ifconfig rl0 ether 00:02:4f:0a:ce:f3 inet netmask
ifconfig: can't set link-level netmask or broadcast

# ifconfig rl0 inet netmask ether 00:02:4f:0a:ce:f3
ifconfig: ether: bad value

# ifconfig rl0 inet netmask
# ifconfig rl0 ether 00:02:4f:0a:ce:f3

I ask you some help, how can I accomplish both tasks with rc_ng? In /etc/rc.conf

ifconfig_rl0="inet netmask ether 00:02:4f:0a:ce:f3"

Won't allow me to do what I want. Any suggestions? I would like like
to edit /etc/rc.local and any other kind of "workaround". Can rc.conf
issue ifconfig twice for the same nic?

Or can ifconfig accomplish this task by someway else other than
issuing the command twice?

Thank you.

Eduardo Meyer
pessoal: dudu.meyer at gmail.com
profissional: ddm.farmaciap at saude.gov.br

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