Subject: Re: wiring computers with 10BT
To: April G Gruhn <>
From: None <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/02/1999 13:33:51
On Sat, 2 Oct 1999, April G Gruhn wrote:

> I just got 2 3COM 509B ethernet cards. I have one installed in the
> i486, reconfiguured, and working properly. i have just recently
> built a cross-over cable. I still get the boot message:
> network not reachable
> What must I do to make the i386 talk to the i486? I assume the
> problem is in either /etc/netstart or /etc/rc* scripts.
> I have worked out an ifconfig ep0 line to add the cards to the
> network, is this supposed to be added to either netstart or rc*
> somewhere?

create a file /etc/ifconfig.ep0 that has something like:

inet your-host-name netmask 0xffff0000

or whatever your netmask needs to be.  And in /etc/hosts

you should have a line:	your-host-name

where 'your-host-name' is the name of your computer and '' should
be replaced with your IP address.

In /etc/rc.conf, be sure to set

these steps will make ifconfig get run at startup.