Request For Info - Hotplug Network Plan

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Thu Jul 1 20:20:16 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Right, but if we are going to "push all aliases into the ifconfig.eth0 
> file", we might as well just find some method of not using aliases at 
> all, and supply multiple IP addresses so the ifup script can use "ip" to 
> add them to the NIC. It seems that iproute2 is definitely going into the 
> book, and ifconfig is leaving, in which case you can't even do aliases 
> at all unless they use the BLFS instructions to add ifconfig to their 
> system.

My proposal is the following:

1) If no aliases are needed, keep the current "IP=" line.
2) If multiple IPs are needed, put the following lines instead:


(and of course NETMASK_ALIAS1, BROADCAST_ALIAS1 and friends).

This is easily parsed by bash by constructing variable names and looping 
until we find an unset variable.

Alexander E. Patrakov
To get my address: echo '0!42!+/6 at 5-3.535.25' | tr \!-: a-z | tr n .

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