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Date:      Mon, 30 Sep 1996 19:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
From:      "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy@ki.net>
To:        Bill Fenner <fenner@parc.xerox.com>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: ifconfig alias question... 
Message-ID:  <Pine.NEB.3.95.960930193206.26035B-100000@spirit.ki.net>
In-Reply-To: <96Sep30.115132pdt.177476@crevenia.parc.xerox.com>

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On Mon, 30 Sep 1996, Bill Fenner wrote:

> 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 .
> 
	Okay, great...thanks :)

> 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.
>
	Hrmmm...I have plans to upgrade that machine to -current, but am
trying to hold that off for a little while, if possible...

	The bug...is it something that can be retrofits to -stable, or
is this kernel changes we are talking here?

Thanks again...

Marc G. Fournier                                  scrappy@ki.net
Systems Administrator @ ki.net               scrappy@freebsd.org




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