Hello, The intel "em" drivers are terrible under FreeBSD and seem to re-add routes or do something funky when you add new IP's. The Dell 1650's have those cards in them and we notice it all the time, unfornautely.
Try using a quality ethernet card such as fxp or bge and you will not have that problem. Sincerely, Scott Kupferschmidt ISPrime, Inc. 866.502.4678 ext. 3 AIM: Scott ISPrime - ICQ: 174337249 On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Gary Bannister wrote: > We are setting up our first web server under FreeBSD 5.1. Everything is > going well except that adding virtual host IPs takes a very long time. We > have timed it at 7 minutes to add 255 IPs. This seems to talk far too long > and makes reboots very long processes. > > Our "start_if.em1" file is as follows: > > ifconfig_em1="inet 220.127.116.11 netmask 255.255.255.0 media 100baseTX > mediaopt > full-duplex" > ifconfig_em1_alias0="inet 18.104.22.168 netmask 255.255.255.255" > ifconfig_em1_alias1="inet 22.214.171.124 netmask 255.255.255.255" > ifconfig_em1_alias2="inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 255.255.255.255" > ifconfig_em1_alias3="inet 188.8.131.52 netmask 255.255.255.255" > ifconfig_em1_alias4="inet 184.108.40.206 netmask 255.255.255.255" > ... > (etc.) > ... > > Adding aliases from the command line takes an equal amount of time (about 2 > seconds per IP). Both methods do work and no error messages are produced. > > Is this normal or are we missing something??? > > Gary Bannister > NetAccess Systems Inc. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"