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Date:      Sun, 15 Sep 2002 04:29:00 -0700 (PDT)
From:      robert Backhaus <robbakfreebsd@yahoo.co.uk>
To:        Pookie <madriax@garlic.com>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: "Repair" for FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <20020915112900.48665.qmail@web12908.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <000001c25c7a$d9051670$0a5efea9@pookie>

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--- Pookie <madriax@garlic.com> wrote:
> I need to figure out how to repair man Ethernet device, or restart
> it. I
> noticed in windows you can "repair" one. How is this accomplished in
> FBSD?

the `Repair' function in windows does, among other things, renew the
dhcp lease. possibly it stops and re-starts the device as well,
although I've done a test, and it seems not to. (web download continues
through a repair or two). This can be done in bsd by running (as root)
the dhclient program. (I think). 

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