Subject: Re: network interfaces
To: Unix Wizard <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/11/2001 16:15:35
On Sun, Mar 11, 2001 at 01:27:26AM -0800, Unix Wizard wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I have run into a problem.
> I am trying to configure Gateway machine running NetBSD 1.5 (just migrated
> from 1.4.3)
> I have made clean install from FTP using ne3 network interface.
> I have recompiled kernel. System detected both network interfaces ne2 & ne3.
> They look identical in dmesg (well, except for MAC address).
> Then I cd to /etc directory and copy ifconfig.ne2 to ifconfig.ne3 and I have
> changed only ip address in ifconfig.ne3 if I am using ne2 interface I can
> ping any machine on a network, but if I want to use ne3 interface it gives
> me error message ping: sendto: Host is down. (but lights on ne3 interface
> are blinking)

This means the remote host didn't anserw to ARP request.
What are the outputs of 'ifconfig -a' and 'netstat -rn' ?

Manuel Bouyer <>