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Re: kern/49519: bge{0,1} interfaces "confused"; no connectivity

The following reply was made to PR kern/49519; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: kern/49519: bge{0,1} interfaces "confused"; no connectivity
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:25:20 +0000

 On Thu, Jan 01, 2015 at 05:55:00AM +0000, wrote:
  > connect network cable to "first" interface
  > front panel indicator illuminates
  > boot 6.1.4 install media
  > configure network (bge0 bge1 detected)
  > select bge0
  > autoselect, no DHCP, set domain and host names, IP, mask, gateway, DNS
  > indicator goes out - and stays out/ping fails
  > repeat for bge1 (same settings as bge0) -- no change
  > drop into shell
  > ifconfig shows both interfaces as UP and configured per above
  > bring bge0 DOWN --> front panel indicator comes back on!
  > ping DNS still fails
  > ping bge0's IP and all packets ack'd -- but no activity as seen by switch
  > ping from DNS machine to this machine fail
  > swap cable to other network connector and repeat for similar results
  > I.e., no way to get either interface operational.
 bge devices have so many hardware-level bugs that we need to know (as
 precisely as possible) what device you have.
  > [And your mailing lists are essentially inaccessible due to the
  > "greylisting" -- even for incoming mail from verified subscribers!]
 Only if your mailserver is broken. You aren't likely to get a response
 on a mailing list in an hour anyway; if you want instant discussion,
 try freenode.
 David A. Holland

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