[PC-BSD Testing] UP or DHCP for Ethernet devices

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 14 08:14:22 PDT 2010

I had a head scratcher installing 8.1 on a 32 bit testing system. Instead of Ethernet automatically working (as it always has in the past), it gave a device busy error during startup. Manually running dhclient on the device (em0) would not connect to the DHCP server and instead gave a "send_packet: Device busy" error.

The fix was to change the rc.conf flag on the device from UP to DHCP. Kris, do you know what UP was supposed to do?


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