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


I have a machine running 128.107.241.185 with web and mail and I am trying to consolidate this server by transferring it to another machine 128.107.241.186 but when I add the alias using ifconfig inet alias 128.107.241.185 netmask 255.255.255.255 then reboot none of the ip's on the interfaces work. I take it out and the original ip works again 128.107.241.186 . Now here is the weird thing, if I use the same command ifconfig inet alias 128.107.241.187 netmask 255.255.255.255 but use a different ip like 128.107.241.187 both work on the same interface is their something that could keep this address 128.107.241.185 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 "128.107.241.185" 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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