Odd RC.conf problem

James James at reftech.co.uk
Mon Dec 9 10:32:15 GMT 2002

Just about everyone I work with has pointed out my syntax is wrong, so I'm
going to slide carefully below the desk and pretend that I never asked the
question in the first place.  It's been a long weekend.  Sorry, sorry,

> I've set up a FreeBSD (4.6 Stable) server at home that's currently being
> forced to gateway through a windows box until I've got everything else
> working to my satisfaction and tackle PPP, but it appears to have an odd
> problem.
> When I reboot the machine, it loses it's Ethernet config and default
> despite having the lines;
> tl0_ifconfig
> default_router=""
> ...in rc.conf
> At the moment I'm setting up the ethernet and default route up by hand
> rebooting, but I'd eventually like to leave the thing unattended in a
> cupboard somewhere.

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