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Date:      Mon, 30 Sep 1996 11:51:25 PDT
From:      Bill Fenner <fenner@parc.xerox.com>
To:        "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy@ki.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ifconfig alias question... 
Message-ID:  <96Sep30.115132pdt.177476@crevenia.parc.xerox.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sun, 29 Sep 1996 00:22:01 PDT." <Pine.NEB.3.95.960929015025.247A-100000@spirit.ki.net> 

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In message <Pine.NEB.3.95.960929015025.247A-100000@spirit.ki.net>you write:
># Initial configuration
>ifconfig ed0 inet 205.150.102.51 netmask 255.255.255.0
>
># Aliases
>ifconfig ed0 alias 204.101.125.200 netmask 255.255.255.255

When the alias is a different network, as opposed to another IP address on the 
same network, then you want to use a real netmask, not 255.255.255.255 .

There's a bug in the ARP routines that always sends ARP requests with the 
last-added-alias's IP address; this is fixed in -current.

  Bill





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