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Old 04-26-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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HELP Debian 3 (woody) wont ip alias

Not matter what i do the i can get the ip aliases to work, and i need this function cause i'm going to be hosting multiple sights.

when i use ifconfig eth0:1 x.x.x.x
i get the following errors

SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device

i have tried reinstalling to see if i missed a module that needed to be linked but no luck still no go..

but the default NIC configuration works fine. i can ping out no proble...

Old 05-10-2003, 10:07 AM   #2
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It's been a while and I'm only on my second cup of coffee, so I may not remember all the steps correctly but looking at my setup I have:

In "/etc/network/ifstate" file:

In "/etc/network/interfaces" file:
# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

# Virtual interfaces, brought up at boot
auto eth0:1
iface eth0:1 inet static

Now, if I am not terribly mistaken, adding the info of eth0:1 into these two files then rebooting (to see if eth0:1 comes up automagically after a boot) was all there was to it.

I do remember trying ifconfig on a command line, just as I have done in Gentoo or NetBSD, but had some sort of an error message, cannot remember what though.

Let us know how it goes....

(Edit: I just noticed that I replied to a post that was rather old, but I hope this will be of some use to someone)

Last edited by taivu; 05-10-2003 at 10:09 AM.


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