On Friday 26 January 2007 16:45, Kevin Downey wrote: > On 1/26/07, Jonathan Horne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > i have a box that my nic's eeprom got zapped last night. WOL is a must > > for me, and as a last ditch, i finally have the card talking again if i > > set a mac address manually. upon shutdown, apparently it remember the > > address i set, and answers to a WOL packet. also, it appears to > > immediately forget the mac that was set when the computer starts, because > > when i get back to the login, the ifconfig shows the mac to be > > 00:00:00:00:00:00 again, and i have to 'ifconfig fxp0 ether [mad > > address]' after each boot. > > > > where can i stick that command so its run during boot up, maybe > > preferable before the network configuration is loaded? > > > > strangely enough, even when the mac address is 00's, i can still ping > > around my lan (i didnt think this was possible without a mac address) > > > > thanks, > > jonathan > > you can put "ether [mac address]" in fxp0's ifconfig line in /etc/rc.conf > ifconfig_fxp0="ether [mac address]"
well, unfortunately, that didnt work. # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Mon Jan 22 15:32:44 2007 # Created: Mon Jan 22 15:32:44 2007 # Enable network daemons for user convenience. # Please make all changes to this file, not to /etc/defaults/rc.conf. # This file now contains just the overrides from /etc/defaults/rc.conf. defaultrouter="192.168.125.1" hostname="pollux.dfwlp.com" ifconfig_fxp0="ether 00:09:6b:b6:3e:d9" ifconfig_fxp0="inet 192.168.125.71 netmask 255.255.255.128" inetd_enable="YES" sshd_enable="YES" usbd_enable="YES" pollux# ifconfig fxp0 fxp0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=8<VLAN_MTU> inet 192.168.125.71 netmask 0xffffff80 broadcast 192.168.125.127 ether 00:00:00:00:00:00 media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active is there another way to skin this cat? thanks, jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"