[RndTbl] *BSD and PCMCIA networking

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Fri Dec 13 11:12:59 CST 2002

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Glen Ditchfield wrote:

> Just for the heck of it, I installed NetBSD 1.6 on an old laptop.
> (12MB RAM - not even enough to run Red Hat 6.2's installer!)
> I've configured it to network through a PCMCIA ethernet card, using
> DHCP, and it seems to work fine after booting.
>    But then, if I eject the card and reinsert it, the network breaks.
> Ping gives the message "sendto: no route to host".  I can fix this by
> manually restarting the DHCP client.
>    I'd like this done automatically.  I've looked around, but I don't
> see any way to configure what happens during card ejection and insertion
> events.  Am I missing something?
>    Do the other BSD variants handle PCMCIA differently?

AFAIK, this is the default behavior for OpenBSD as well.


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