On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:19:33PM -0500, Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar wrote: > ifconfig em0 up also doesnt help ping my LAN. > > the ifconfig -a output now reads the IP I just added, as well as the > net-mask & the 100 Mbps active linnk. > > quick question : > > I did an ifconfig em0 220.127.116.11 yday.should this be done everytime I restart > my application, is it some kind of a temporary address assignment, bcos > whatever I assigned was not visible today when I re-booted and I had to do > it again, probably I should set this in the conf file also ? maybe as > another user said my NIC is not enabled or something like that.
You have to put it in /etc/rc.conf so it will be taken care of during network initialization each time you boot. Everything at startup reads the /etc/rc.conf and finds variables it needs to do its startup and network startup does that too. So, you put in a line like: ifconfig_em0="inet 18.104.22.168 netmask 255.255.255.0" and defaultrouter="22.214.171.124" Amongst a number of other startup settings in /etc/rc.conf network startup sees those and says 'oh, I know what to do with those' and runs the ifconfig, etc. Note that putting it in rc.cong only causes a 'ifconfig_em0' variable to be set to "inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 255.255.255.0" and the 'defaultrouter' variable to be set to "188.8.131.52" It is up to the startup programs to do something about it. The startup programs are generally run from the /etc/rc script and from other scripts that it runs. ////jerry > > > On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM, ???????????? Ashish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > ,--[ On Wednesday 30 Jan 2008, Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar wrote: > > | I did have an IP address assigned to my ethernet interface( using the > > | ifconfig command) but I'm unable to ping anybody in my LAN. > > > > In the 'ifconfig -a' output you posted earlier, the 'em0' (your desired > > interface) interface neither has any IP address assigned to it, nor its UP > > . > > So, if you've assigned an IP address to 'em0', then also make sure its UP, > > by > > doing 'ifconfig em0 up' . > > > > HTH > > -- > > Ashish Shukla ???????????? ??????????????? > > http://wahjava.wordpress.com/ > > ·-- ·- ···· ·--- ·- ···- ·- ·--·-· --· -- ·- ·· ·-·· ·-·-·- -·-· --- -- > > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"