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Date:      Wed, 03 May 95 14:06:00 PDT
From:      Plyaskin Sergey <>
To:        freebsd-questions <>
Cc:        altitude <>
Subject:   RE: 3c509 question.
Message-ID:  <>

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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?
     Try to edit your /etc/hostname.ep0 file. It should have something like
     <your IP address>  netmask 0xffffff00 link2
     in case you're using 10base-10 or thicknet

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