Subject: Re: ifconfig error
To: Joe Hylkema <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/30/2001 17:44:15
    Date:        Sun, 30 Dec 2001 01:43:47 -0800
    From:        "Joe Hylkema" <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | While attempting to configure my network cards in my shiny new NetBSD box,
  | I'm getting this error:
  | "Cannot set destination address on non-point-to-point link."
  | Any idea what's going on?

You have a typo in your config info.  Eg:

ifconfig fxp0 netmsk 0xffffff00
ifconfig: can't set destination address on non-point-to-point link

ifconfig sees "netmsk" it isn't a known keyword, so assumes that it is
a hostname - which would be translated into an IP address.   But we already
have an IP address, and fxp0 is ethernet, not p2p, so a second address
would be an error, hence...