Hi, I tried to reduce the MTU of a network interface on a remote FreeBSD 6.2 machine.
So that means changing this line in rc.conf: ifconfig_bge0="inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.255.255.128" to ifconfig_bge0="inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255.255.255.128 mtu 1472" Of course, there's a real IP address set. Then, I tried to restart the network interface: /etc/rc.d/netif restart which went horribly wrong. I lost connection and wasn't able to reconnect. I tried to run this in some 'fallback' script, which automatically should restore the old configuration and restarting the network interface again after 5 minutes. Even if that failed, it should reboot the machine. But somehow the script was aborted, although I ran it in a 'screen' session over SSH. So the last resort was a manual reboot, which started the interface with MTU 1472 just fine. Could someone please point out where I made the mistake? Thanks in advance, -- Bram Schoenmakers What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. (Punch, 1855) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"