Subject: gif interfaces
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/2000 13:22:05
Have the gif network interfaces been removed?   I've always had then
enabled in my kernel config file but they don't show up in "ifconfig
-a" and "ifconfig gif0" gives an error that they aren't configured.

Now I do see the kernel build directory contain a gif.h with "#define
NGIF 4" and I see plausible length if_gif.o, in_gif.o, in6_gif.o files.

    -rw-r--r--  1 root      wheel       15 Sep 29 01:22 gif.h
    -rw-r--r--  1 root      wheel     5436 Sep 29 01:28 if_gif.o
    -rw-r--r--  1 root      wheel     3280 Sep 29 01:30 in6_gif.o
    -rw-r--r--  1 root      wheel     3200 Sep 29 01:29 in_gif.o

Are gifs still supposed to be there???

	    [tlp0 data snipped ...]
    ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    ppp1: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 296
    sl1: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 296
    tun0: flags=10<POINTOPOINT> mtu 1500
    tun1: flags=10<POINTOPOINT> mtu 1500
    ipip0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST>
    ipip1: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST>
	  [raylink data snipped ...]

Please keep me on the CC list. My "full-time" net connection has been
down for 3 days now and until I find my gif interfaces I can't tunnel
to my external MX host and have it dump my mail over here.  Aren't
dynamic addresses fun?  (Suggestions on how to pick up a large
sendmail-queue full of mail from a dynamic address also gratefully

Wolfgang Rupprecht    <>
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