FreeBSD 4.7 does not respond to ping

adrian johnson eyewarp at
Sun Feb 16 11:02:38 GMT 2003

putting icmp_bmcastecho="YES" in /etc/rc.conf solved my problem


>From: Pete French <pete at>
>To: eyewarp at, freebsd-users at
>Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.7 does not respond to ping
>Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 18:03:28 +0000
> > I know there is a command for rc.conf or to compile into the kernel that
> > will ping. Does any one know what it is.
>???? you can ping a BSD box with no config options at all. If its not
>responding to ping then somethings up with your network...

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