What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

Post by Oliver Daw » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



hi there,

i've just updated my redhat from 3.0.3 to 4.0 except that it loses all
networkinformation, everything went fine. but when booting up, i
allwasy get the message : modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-4

well, i cant find the script modprobe is called to load net-pf-4 an 5.

i ran grep over all init-files but didnt get any match. well and
another question that came up os: what the hell is net-pf-4 and 5 ?

if anybody has an idea, would be fine to give me a hint.

thanx od

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What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

Post by Joe Pfeiff » Wed, 08 Jan 1997 04:00:00



   i ran grep over all init-files but didnt get any match. well and
   another question that came up os: what the hell is net-pf-4 and 5 ?

/usr/src/linux/Documentation/modules.txt contains the following:

You could add these lines as well, but they are only "cosmetic":

        alias net-pf-3 off      # no ax25 module available (yet)
        alias net-pf-4 off      # if you don't use the ipx module
        alias net-pf-5 off      # if you don't use the appletalk module

So they appear to be ipx and appletalk, and you should be able to just
turn them off.
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What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

Post by Dan and Joanne Tuck » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00


: hi there,
:
: i've just updated my redhat from 3.0.3 to 4.0 except that it loses all
: networkinformation, everything went fine. but when booting up, i
: allwasy get the message : modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-4
:
: thanx od

RTFM 8-)  Those messages are caused by ifconfig. WHAT??? Ya, your
kernel has the slots for them in a module-ized kernel so ifconfig
tries to load them - and you, apparently, don't want them.
4 is IPX and 5 is Appletalk.  If you read the docs, (of course I don't
remember which ones 8-) you will find you need to put a conf.modules
or modules.conf in your /etc/ directory and specifically turn them
off

alias net-pf-4 off
alias net-pf-5 off

Read the modules docs.

BC
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each kernel 8-)

 
 
 

What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

Post by Oliver Daw » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:> 4 is IPX and 5 is Appletalk.  If you read the docs, (of course I don't
> remember which ones 8-) you will find you need to put a conf.modules
> or modules.conf in your /etc/ directory and specifically turn them
> off

thanx - i just wonder, why my grep didnt find anything when i ran over
the /usr tree - ok maybe there is a fault in my script.

bye od

 
 
 

What the hell is net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 ?

Post by Frederick J. Dick » Fri, 10 Jan 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> hi there,

> i've just updated my redhat from 3.0.3 to 4.0 except that it loses all
> networkinformation, everything went fine. but when booting up, i
> allwasy get the message : modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-4

> well, i cant find the script modprobe is called to load net-pf-4 an 5.

> i ran grep over all init-files but didnt get any match. well and
> another question that came up os: what the hell is net-pf-4 and 5 ?

> if anybody has an idea, would be fine to give me a hint.

net-pf-4 and 5 are ipx and appletalk respectively.  You can find this
out using the "modprobe -c" command.  If you're not using ipx or
appletalk, you can get rid of these messages (I think) by putting the
following lines in /etc/conf.modules (or whatever the equivalent file
is in your system):

alias net-pf-4 off
alias net-pf-5 off

This is more or less explained in the man page for depmod.

 
 
 

1. error : module net-pf-4 and net-pf-5 not found????

From /usr/src/linux/Documentation/modules.txt (does the term RTFM mean
anything to you?):

You could add these lines as well, but they are only "cosmetic":

        alias net-pf-3 off      # no ax25 module available (yet)
        alias net-pf-4 off      # if you don't use the ipx module
        alias net-pf-5 off      # if you don't use the appletalk module

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