Subject: Re: ifconfig error
To: Joe Hylkema <email@example.com>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 12/30/2001 17:44:15
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 01:43:47 -0800
From: "Joe Hylkema" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| 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 188.8.131.52 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...