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Re: IP-Address without Network Interface installed
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: IP-Address without Network Interface installed
- From: Yozo TODA <yozo_(_at_)_ipc_(_dot_)_chiba-u_(_dot_)_ac_(_dot_)_jp>
- Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 14:43:47 +0900
> > 1st: is it possible to have OpenBSD 2.5 configured for a special IP-Address
> > even if the normaly connected Network Interface Card (I use a Laptop) is
> > removed?
> Yes, the config files can be there. If you remove the card you'll only notice
> a boot warning
and you can add IP addresses to a network interface.
e.g., you can assign any addresses to loopback interface (lo0, lo1, ...)
(example) /sbin/ifconfig lo0 10.0.0.1 alias
which responds even if no physical network interface exist;
useful for debugging programs using network.
> > 2nd: when I recently installed OpenBSD 2.5 on my laptop I noticed the
> > beg to send some message to any address; I suppose it was dmesg | mail ?
> > If you could tell me which address and which message, I would like to
> > transmit this information.
4.0 - Installation Guide <http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html>
4.7 - Sending your dmesg to dmesg_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org after the install