This should work fine.

BA> At 04:55 PM 8/26/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>>Bob Ababurko wrote:
>>>   I am trying to configure rc.conf to set up my second interface.  Right
>>> now, I have these lines in the rc.conf file and when I boot the mahine,
>>> fxp1 is not configured.  Also, it seems that that ipv6 is set up an I am
>>> not sure how to disable it.  Here is my rc.conf entries that refer to
>>> the network:
>>>ifconfig_fxp0="inet  netmask"
>>>ifconfig_fxp1="inet  netmask"
>>>   IS there thing else that I need to do to configure fxp1 to survive a
>>> reboot?  One thing that happens when I configure the NIC with ifconfig is this:
>>>bash-2.05b# ifconfig fxp1 netmask
>>>ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists
>>>what I end up needing to do is configure the IP and then the network,
>>>separately.  I think that this error has something to do with my problem,
>>>but I am not sure how to deal with that.  Any info that anyone ca lead me
>>>to will be great.
>>If I've been learning anything lately, you cannot have two interfaces
>>configured on the same subnet on FreeBSD.  The boot process is erroring
>>out on this, hence why you're getting the ifconfig error listed above. One
>>way to get around this is set those interfaces with a netmask of all ones,
>>or, or simply do have these entries in you're rc.conf file:
>>Again, this is if I got everything correctly.
>>Eric F Crist
BA>    I am curious as to how these netmask settings will effect the way my
BA> routes will be handled.   If I use a /32, what does that mean....or more
BA> specifically, what is going on here?  I am sure this is not the conventions
BA> used in Solaris.  So, I would like to understand what is going on or why I
BA> would use a different subnet mask.
BA>    Also.....what I want to do here, or at least, think that I want to do,
BA> is have traffic come and go out of each NIC, respectively.  I don't want
BA> traffic to come in fxp1 and go out of fxp0.  I want this to occur because I
BA> am going to use dummynet to handle some bandwidth issues.  What is the
BA> default behavior in this respect in FreeBSD when just adding another NIC to
BA> a system and not making any other changes?  Do I have to change anything in
BA> my routing tables?  I am thinking that I do.....If someone with expertise
BA> in these areas can help, I would be grateful!

BA> thx,

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