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

Maciej Suszko maciej at suszko.eu
Tue Oct 21 21:53:32 PDT 2008

"Eduardo Meyer" <dudu.meyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Use ifconfig_rl0_alias0 for second task.
regards, Maciej Suszko.
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