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Date:      Wed, 3 May 1995 12:14:28 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Alex Tang <>
Subject:   3c509 question.
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Hi folks.  This may be a faq, but i didn't find in it the faq. :)

After venturing away from the 386/Net/FreeBSD scene for a while (i ran
386bsd-0.1 and NetBSD-0.8 when they first came out....Yoweee) I've 
got FreeBSD-2.0RELEASE running on my machine.  I just got the bindist
installed, and it boots fine.  The problem is that i can't get the
ethernet interface (a 3c509, ep0) to come up.  The 3c509 i've got is a
combo card (BNC, AUI, and TP connectors).  I'm using the TP interface.  It
is configured in DOS to do so (and just as a reference it works in dos).  
When i check "ifconfig ep0" it says it's up and running.  I've set the
router both by hand and by the /etc/defaultrouter file.  Still, i can't
get my packets over the interface.

Is there some flag i need to pass to ifconfig to make it use the TP
interface?  if so, what's the syntax? 

I was also wondering if it had something to do with the /etc/start_if.ep0
file.  The install process crapped out while i was trying to configure the
interface so this file wasn't created.  What's supposed to be in it?  i
had to create the /etc/hostname.ep0 and /etc/defaultrouter by hand.  They
both seem to work.

Thanx for any help!  


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