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Date:      Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:01:31 +0100
From:      Mark Santcroos <>
To:        whoever <>
Cc:        freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Ethernet tunnel device
Message-ID:  <>

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On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 03:23:36AM -0800, whoever wrote:
> I am running FreeBSD current and barely got vmware 
> working on it. 
> Now I have another problem which I cant resolve.
> If I close down the vmware program and restart I get an 
> error that vmnet(1,2,3,0 whatever) device is busy
> and can not be used.
> using /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ stop 
> and then start again didnt help either.
> running ifconfig gave me the following 
> output (for vmnet2 which i was and intend to use again)
> vmnet2: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::2bd:fff:fe0f:2%vmnet2 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8 
>         ether 00:bd:0f:0f:00:02 
>         Opened by PID 698
> clearly the device is opened by the previous 
> instance of the program and is not closed. 
> deleting the devices and recreating them didnt help any
> (using devfs which comes stock in current - 5.0)
> strangely even after deleting these devices from /dev
> ifconfig still lists them !!!!!! may be its because of
> devfs ....... but there ought to be someway.
> trying to destroy the device using ifconfig gives an error
> too which (i believe) it should because destroy is not
> for ethernet tunnel device if I am not wrong.
> but there are no options to destroy the ethernet tunnel
> device in ifconfig .... Should there be?????
> I cant think anymore ... would appreciate input from you 
> guys . Any input. Please dont shy about telling me that
> I am going the wrong ally


I recently asked for this on mobile- if more people experienced this
I will be looking into this now I know more people have it.

Monitor for updates on this.


Mark Santcroos				RIPE Network Coordination Centre		New Projects Group/TTM

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