Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53890
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2010/7/21-8/9 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD] UID:53890 Activity:nil
7/21    Can I just use ifconfig to expand my netmask on a FreeBSD box?
        Are there any gotchas here? Linux forces me to restart my network
        to expand my netmask.
        \_ yes... and no, you don't have to restart your network on linux either
           \_ Rebooting is the Ubootntoo way!
              \_ Oooboot'n'tootin!
                 \_ Before  I start any ubuntu installation, I eat alot of
                    beans.  And super hot salsa.
           \_ Well, maybe not technically, but on linux, using ifconfig wiped
              out my route table, including default route. It did not on
              FreeBSD, so I could just change the netmask on the fly.
              \_ On linux, you have to think in russian.