eth0 and ifconfig problems with 2.1.72

Geoff Hoff (
Sun, 14 Dec 1997 14:47:36 -0500

Posted this before, got ignored.

I use bootp to get my address. Under 2.1.66 I could do
ifconfig eth0 broadcast netmask
run bootp, get my address, and re-ifconfig to the proper address.

Now since 2.1.68, when I do a:

ifconfig eth0 broadcast netmask

it returns:

SIOCSIFNETMASK: Cannot assign requested address
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: Cannot assign requested address

What's going on? I just want it to work. Flame me or something, I just don't
want to be ignored <grin>.