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> I booted up my laptop today(FreeBSD 4.3), and noticed that the CardBus
> activity light is going on like crazy, so I ran ifconfig ep0 to see what
> was up with my net card and for some reason its entered promiscuous mode,
> I think it may have been enabled when I ran ngrep(as a typo)....Anyways I
> can't find any documentation on how to disable promiscuous mode...So if
> someone could post the command that would be great.
If that happened on boot, the best guess is DHCP. Once it gets an
address, though, it should drop out of promiscuous mode. The other
likely culprit is some sort of sniffer.