Re: How to disable at-boot configuration of a network interface but permit manual use of rc.d?
From: Niki Denev (nike_d_at_cytexbg.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 22:21:55 +0300 To: Darren Pilgrim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> There are some conditions to the task given by the subject:
> 1: The interface must be present at boot.
> 2: Use of /etc/rc.d scripts to start and stop the interface is
> The first condition poses no problem, just don't include the relevant
> ifconfig_ifn line in /etc/rc.conf and the interface won't be configured.
> But rc.d/dhclient and rc.d/netif won't work without an ifconfig line for
> the interface.
> Adding the ifconfig line and then listing every interface but the one I
> want configured in network_interfaces does prevent it from being
> configured at boot while having an ifconfig line in rc.conf, but if I
> try to use rc.d/netif to start the interface, rc.d/netif does nothing
> because it tests the interface against the contents of
> network_interfaces and cloned_interfaces, so the interface I left out
> will be excluded.
> Have I overlooked an option somewhere?
What happens if you configure the interface in 'down' state, like :
ifconfig_fxp0="inet 192.168.0.10 netmask 0xffffff00 down"
P.S.: Just an idea, never tried it :)
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