Updating NIC’s MTU on FreeBSD

By | February 17, 2014

Use the command

ifconfig bge0 mtu 1500

and NOT

ifconfig bge0 mtu 1500

ias explained in http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-jumbo-frames-networking-configration/ if trying to chage the MTU remotely via SSH. If you specifiy a a IP address FreeBSD seems to “reset the stack” and loses the default gateway