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Date:      Mon, 18 May 2015 13:37:52 -0700
From:      Jeffry Killen <>
Subject:   looking at manual page for rc.conf
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I am looking at the manual page for rc.conf and am wondering
how I would specify default router address when using DHCP?

I don't see any further explicit elucidations beyond the text quoted  

text from man page:

It is possible	to bring up an interface with DHCP by adding ``DHCP''  
to the ifconfig_<interface> variable.
For instance, to initialize the ed0 device via DHCP,	it is possible to  
use something like:

actually, I have
Is the router address something that DHCP will figure out?
This interface will be for connection to internet via DSL modem
ISP is CenturyLink.

or alternately, suppose I want to assign a static address to interface
that would connect to internet via DSL modem.
  ifconfig_em0="inet netmask"
When the router is at, how would this be specified.
I have also looked at ifconfig(8) and have found anything.
I have also had the kernel complain via a shell script set to
run in

I am also concerned about setting up tcp wrappers with inetd
to forestal possible attempts to access via telnet, ssh, ftp and
even MySql server (as I have seen frequently when I had static
ip address service). This I have done when I did have static ip
service. But with fire wall in DSL modem and DHCP configuration
is it useful and advantageous?

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