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Date:      Wed, 04 Jul 2007 10:57:02 +0200
From:      Peter Boosten <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: "late filesystems" and switching net configs
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In-Reply-To: <1183539018.1213.7.camel@localhost>
References:  <20070704052737.GB40018@demeter.hydra>	<> <1183539018.1213.7.camel@localhost>

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Tom Evans wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 07:59 +0200, Peter Boosten wrote:
>> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> I have a couple of niggling little, er, "quirks" that I'd like to get
>>> sorted out on my FreeBSD Thinkpad.
>>>   2. For some reason, if I use DHCP at all then want to switch back to my
>>>   static IP setup, I have to restart the computer to get it to access the
>>>   Internet.  I haven't been able to figure out why.  If I recall
>>>   correctly, I can switch to static IP on bge0 and access other systems
>>>   on the network, but I can't do anything related to the Internet.  Yes,
>>>   by the way, I am checking to make sure the contents of resolv.conf are
>>>   correct.
>> Check your default gateway when switching from DHCP to static. IIRC a
>> /etc/rc.d/netif stop/start will recreate the default route.
>> Peter
> Not as I recall though. You will need to do a /etc/rc.d/routing restart
> if your default router changes. The only time you might not need it is
> when your routes are setup via DHCP.

Correction: netif start/stop will _NOT_ recreate the default route... it
was a bit early for me :-)


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