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Old 09-05-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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openbsd ifconfig alias question

I have a machine running with web and mail and I am trying to consolidate this server by transferring it to another machine but when I add the alias using ifconfig inet alias netmask then reboot none of the ip's on the interfaces work. I take it out and the original ip works again . Now here is the weird thing, if I use the same command ifconfig inet alias netmask but use a different ip like both work on the same interface is their something that could keep this address from working on the same interface. I have never seen this issue before.

Thanks in advance....
Old 09-06-2003, 07:19 AM   #2
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If you have still got the old server with ip "" then you can't transfer it until you change the IP address of that machine.

You say that it is for mail and web. To me it would sound as if you had a DNS entry. If so then why not just change the address it points to? This way you save on IP addresses too.


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