I've noticed that with 9.0-RC1, usbus[0-9] are seen as network interfaces. I figured this is need for usbdump to work. (This isuue has been raised before , but no helpful replies were given).
I find this behavior rather annoying: 1) usbus0 is the default interface (in 8.2, my primary network interface was default) # tcpdump tcpdump: WARNING: usbus0: That device doesn't support promiscuous mode (BIOCPROMISC: Operation not supported) tcpdump: WARNING: usbus0: no IPv4 address assigned tcpdump: packet printing is not supported for link type USB: use -w 2) Various tools (netstat, tcpdump, wireshark, my network monotoring dockapp) now list 8 additional interfaces: # netstat -i Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Idrop Opkts Oerrs Coll usbus 0 <Link#1> 0 0 0 0 0 0 usbus 0 <Link#2> 0 0 0 0 0 0 ... 3) I can do rather silly things, that at best will do nothing: # ifconfig usbus0 10.0.0.1 # usbdump -i lo0 Some applications seem to check the link type, so that unsupported interfaces are not shown. But the behavior isn't even consistent in the base system: - ifconfig -a doesn't show usbus interfaces, but lets you happily configure them - tcpdump -D shows the interfaces, but bails out if you actually start capturing - netstat shows them - systat -ifstat only lists real interfaces Do all these applications need to be patched, or can this be fixed in a single place (in the kernel)? Is there a kernel option/sysctl/etc. to disable this behavior? I'm most likely not going to need usbdump in the foreseeable future.  http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2011- September/063941.html -- Stefan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"