Request For Info - Hotplug Network Plan

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at
Thu Jul 1 20:30:52 PDT 2004

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> 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 works for me; if bash's arrays were easier to use they would be 
better choice, but they are not. However, I would drop the word ALIAS 
entirely, and just use:


for a single address, and


for multiple addresses. The word "alias" won't be in any of the 
documentation on the system once ifconfig is not there any longer, and 
it's somewhat redundant when you are supplying a list of addresses 
enumerated in this fashion.

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