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Date:      Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:40:44 +0200
From:      Oliver Mahmoudi <olivermahmoudi@gmail.com>
To:        Steve Bertrand <steve@ibctech.ca>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD crossover cable network
Message-ID:  <6b4b2d2c0909250440v896d356k89244f4eada6009a@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4ABB73BE.2040608@ibctech.ca>
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Got it, forcing the nics to "up" did the job here.
I was quite surprised why it complained at all, as this has never happened
to me on my "regular" network.

Both of my cards make use of the rl(4) driver.

Thanks again.

Oliver

ps: may the force be with you



On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Steve Bertrand <steve@ibctech.ca> wrote:

> Steve Bertrand wrote:
> > Oliver Mahmoudi wrote:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >>
> >> I am trying to set up a crossover cable network between two computers
> >> running FreeBSD 7.0.
> >> The network cards are configured and they work, i.e. I pinged myself and
> it
> >> works.
> >>
> >> However, when booting up the systems I always get the error message that
> the
> >> link status
> >> of my network cards has changed to down.
> >>
> >> Running `ifconfig` tells me that no carrier has been detected even
> though
> >> the cable ends are
> >> plugged in.
> >
> > What type of cards are they?
> >
> > I've noticed in the past that sometimes I had to manually force the
> > cards to 'UP' prior to assigning any addresses to them:
>
> ... in /etc/rc.conf
>
> > ifconfig_em6="up"
> > ifconfig_em6="inet6 2607:f118:1:2::/64 eui64"
> >
> > Try the "up" statement, and see if it helps after the next reboot.
>
> Steve
>
>



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