Add an IP alias to ethernet interface
andy at andybev.com
Tue Jun 12 09:57:20 PDT 2007
> >> Okay, I see. Nonetheless would it be possible to still either get
> >> the script altered anyway, or to add a note to the networking page
> >> of the book stating that it is just a matter of adding a second
> >> config file in the interface directory for a second address.
> > I agree with Andy here. Regardless of the reason for alias/label, if
> > it's used in iproute2, we should expose the functionality. This page
> > I found on linux-ip.net seems to promote using labels when there are
> > multiple addresses assigned to an interface.
> > http://linux-ip.net/html/tools-ip-address.html
> Only if you also use ifconfig and want to avoid being confused. ;-)
> > Unless someone knows problems that will be introduced,
> Can't say that I do. It just seems like every page I've read on adding
> extra IPs says "add an alias", and it doesn't look like anyone knows
> that you only needed to do that with ifconfig; you don't need the alias
> anymore. I figured it'd be a bit of education, but in all honesty, it
> doesn't really matter very much.
Correct. That's exactly what I thought (and read) until it was pointed
out on this mailing list. I vote that you add the functionality to the
script as discussed, but add a note explaining that a label is optional
when adding an "alias".
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