hmm, i dunno then. I've never used netconfig. I would just edit the text files personally. It's a lot easier and quicker.
this is from
Interfaces can be configured in the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf file. You can simply read the comments, and fill in the required information. For example:
# Config information for eth0:
In this example the IP address 192.168.1.1 with the 255.255.255.0 netmask is assigned to the first ethernet interface (eth0). If you are using a DHCP server you can change the USE_DHCP="" line to USE_DHP[n]="yes" (swap "n" with the interface number). Other variables, except DHCP_HOSTNAME are ignored when using DHCP. For example:
The same applies to other interfaces. You can activate the settings by rebooting the system or by executing /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1. It is also possible to reconfigure only one interface with /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 ethX_restart, in which ethX should be replaced by the name of the interface that you would like to reconfigure.
The current setup above does not use dhcp...hence the dhcp=""