[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > Hi, > > I had to change the netmask of my ethernet card. So I modified > /etc/rc.conf. But for that to take effect, I should reboot. Now, how can I > avoid a reboot for such a small change? > > I had a look at the ifconfig command, to set the interface manually, but I > was completely lost by the amount of settings and options there. > > I hoped that an easy command as: "/etc/rc.network restart" would do the > trick, but that didn't work. > > Can someone help me out here? > > Thanks, > Rob.
Rob, you can also use the little-recognized /etc/netstart command. This comes in useful for exactly those changes. However, the right way to do it is with grog# ifconfig <interface> inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx HTH Eric _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"