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Date:      Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:49:48 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole@cs.ait.ac.th>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Network startup with age Ethernet device
Message-ID:  <44a9jsmvs3.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <wu7ob88naff.fsf@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th> (Olivier Nicole's message of "Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:33:24 +0700")
References:  <wu7ob88naff.fsf@banyan.cs.ait.ac.th>

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Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole@cs.ait.ac.th> writes:

> I want to set-up a small server from an Asus P5L-MX motherboard.
>
> It has an onboard gigabit Ethrnet that works with the driver age. 
>
> Problem is that at boot, I experience the interface to go up and down a
> couple of times, and it is usually down when Apache try to start, so
> Apache would not start (nor ntpd).
>
> I resolved to add a 5 seconds sleep in /etc/rc.d/netif but there may be
> a more elegant way to solve that.

Have you tried using netwait? 
I think that would involve putting enable_netwait in rc.conf, and
configuring an address for it to check; probably the gateway would be
good enough.




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