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Date:      Fri, 15 May 2015 19:43:55 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <>
To:        Jeffry Killen <>
Subject:   Re: configuration script?
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> On 15 May 2015, at 18:47, Jeffry Killen <> wrote:
> In the past when I installed from cds ordered from FreeBSD mall, there
> was a lot of software I could add after the installation process was
> concluded. I did not see that here. Is that what the "Live Cd" is all =
> (I have been browsing the  handbook and haven't found anything
> revealing in this respect)

I normally reboot the system and get it running on the newly installed =
system and then add ports.

> When there are two or more network interfaces that have names
> like en0, en1... etc. How do I tell which physical port is used by =
> network device? When there are only two, it is easy to switch back and
> fourth and look at ifconfig output, and do pinging for hosts on the
> same networks. In this case at least one will be used for internet =
> via DHCP to dsl/modem, and another will be connected with manual =
> to local network. If I have a cable plugged into the wrong socket, =
things can
> get confusing for me and the system.

The easy way to identify the ports is to use a switch and connect one =
cable from the switch to one port.  Then run =E2=80=9Cifconfig=E2=80=9D =
and see which port is =E2=80=9CUP=E2=80=9D.  Then label the jack.  Move =
on to the next and so forth.

> This machine came with two built in networking interfaces & sockets =
> that were not supported by FreeBSD at the time. So I got two more =
> cards that did have driver support. That makes a total of four on this =
> Is there a standard pattern for matching the physical port to the =
device name?

The same procedure above should resolve this also.

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