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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS on FreeBSD
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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS on FreeBSD

On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 12:11:30 -0700, Jeffrey J. Nonken wrote:
> Not knowing what else to do, figuring I had nothing to lose, I
> configured it:
> aphrodite# ifconfig lo0 netmask aphrodite#
> ifconfig fxp0: <snip>
> plip0: flags=108810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 lo0:
> flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384         inet
> netmask 0xffffff00         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>        inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 aphrodite# ping
> localhost
> PING localhost.wyndow.reality ( 56 data bytes 64 bytes
> from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.114 ms

This still seemed wrong. I've never had to have the loopback interface
in the rc.conf before. And sure enough, there was an ifconfig_lo0 in
etc/defaults/rc.conf. So why didn't it work without one in
etc/rc.conf? And I still had a daemon complaining at boot that it
couldn't use the port it needed.

I'd used Webmin once (during our recent move) to change from DHCP to
fixed IP, mostly because I couldn't find my notes and didn't feel like
slogging through the documentation yet again. (Eventually I found the
notes.) One of the things Webmin put into rc.conf was a line that


After finding network_interfaces in man rc.conf I looked in
/etc/defaults/rc.conf and found... guess what? ...
network_interfaces="auto". This says to me that because of the line in
/etc/rc.conf all the interfaces were being shut off except fxp0. Bad.
I commented the extraneous line in etc/rc.conf as well as the
ifconfig_lo0 line I'd added (there's one in etc/defaults/rc.conf, of
course) and rebooted, and suddenly that daemon can find its port.

CUPS still won't print, though. :(

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