FreeBSD equivalent of ifup/ifdown

Simon Dick simond at
Tue Mar 13 16:03:28 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 16:54 +0100, freebsduk at wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know of an equivalent under FreeBSD of the Linux ifup / ifdown 
> scripts to stop and start network interfaces?  I know of /etc/rc.d/netif, 
> but that's a bit brutal if you only want to stop/start one interface 
> (especially if you're connected on the other).
> I am of course aware that I can do it 'by hand' with ifconfig, but I feel 
> safer if I use scripts that refer to the config, that way I know what the 
> machine will use when it reboots.

Try /etc/rc.d/netif restart dc0
or whatever interface you use. No, I didn't know that was there until I
browsed the source just now :)

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