Subject: Re: Ethernet setup
To: Mark Murdock <>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 02/16/1997 23:01:08
> I'm having a difficult time getting ethernet established on my SE/30.
> I have an Excelan EtherPort SE/30, and am running the recent snapshot.
> I'm afraid I just don't know where to start.  I've read through the
> FAQs, but still don't have enough information to get started.
> As far as I know the interface would be ex0.  My dmesg tells me it
> is not configured (how do I configure it?).  Every time I try to
> add it using ifconfig I get some SIOCGIFFLAGS message.  Can anyone
> give me a summary of what I need to do here?  I'm vaguely aware that
> I will need to establish it at a physical address and get it in my
> ifconfig somehow .. but as you can see, I don't know NEARLY enough.

Actually, it should be ae0, not ex0.  Is that configured on boot?  If you 
read through /etc/netstart (I think that's it) it should explain most of 
the stuff you need to do.


Colin Wood                            
Consultant                                        Rice University
Information Technology Services                       Houston, TX