Originally posted by Duudson
Create files e.g. /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1:1 with content
Then give command service network restart
btw, I hope you are not using those addresses (2126.96.36.1996)?
(Re: ip numbers - No - they were duds I plugged in - should have clarified that)
This is exactly the solution I tried unsuccessfully before posting - I wll go away and check I had done it correctly!
I could not quickly figure out where the devices list was derived from used in the networking scripts, it did not seem to pick up these files in the network-scripts directory. I had given them rw- r-- r-- permissions which were the same as the ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth1 files had.
Many thanks for your responses.