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Date:      Thu, 5 Jul 2007 15:37:10 -0400
From:      "Michael W. Lucas" <mwlucas@blackhelicopters.org>
To:        John Nielsen <lists@jnielsen.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: if_lagg(4) and rc.conf
Message-ID:  <20070705193710.GA85299@bewilderbeast.blackhelicopters.org>
In-Reply-To: <200707031510.05713.lists@jnielsen.net>
References:  <20070703183516.GA70961@bewilderbeast.blackhelicopters.org> <200707031510.05713.lists@jnielsen.net>

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On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 03:10:05PM -0400, John Nielsen wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 July 2007 02:35:16 pm Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> > I'm trying to configure a lagg(4) interface out of rc.conf.  FreeBSD
> > doesn't want to initialize the interface at boot.  I'm obviously
> > missing some little thing.  I'm successfully loading if_lagg into the
> > kernel, so that's not the problem.
> >
> > I can configure the interface at the command line if I do a "ifconfig
> > lagg0 create" and then enter the configuration, but there doesn't seem
> > to be a rc.conf flag to tell the system to create an interface?
> >
> > Here's my rc.conf for these interfaces:
> >
> > ifconfig_em3="up"
> > ifconfig_em7="up"
> > ifconfig_lagg0="laggproto lacp laggport em3 laggport em7 10.184.1.19
> > netmask 0xffff0000"
> 
> I haven't played with if_lagg yet, but you should be able to use the 
> cloned_interfaces knob in /etc/rc.conf to create the interface. e.g.:
> 
> cloned_interfaces="lagg0"
> ifconfig_em3="up"
> ifconfig_em7="up"
> ifconfig_lagg0="laggproto lacp laggport em3 laggport em7 10.184.1.19 \
> 	netmask 0xffff0000"
> 
> if_lagg(4) mentions this briefly (at the end before the examples)

This last bit, of course, was the key to the whole thing.

I don't know how many times I looked at the man page without seeing
that.  Thanks for pointing it out.

==ml



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