Subject: NetBSD 3.0 dhclient
To: Rowdy <>
From: Pete Rushmere <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/12/2006 11:38:46
Hi All,

	Rowdy and myself have been having a discussion about the Qube not 
obtaining an IP address after installing from the 3.0 restore cd and 
thought it was time to get some help!

	After the initial reboot, dmesg shows:

Starting network.
Configuring network interfaces:.
Starting dhclient.
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No bpf devices.   Please read the README section for your operating system.

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Building databases...
Starting syslogd.

	So, dhclient starts and returns 'No bpf devices' and then exits. The 
kernel config shows an entry for bpfilter, which is enabled and a look in 
/dev does indeed confirm bpf0 - bpf7 exist.

	That's as far as we got, any ideas why dhclient says they don't exist?

Kind Regards,