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Date:      Mon, 21 Apr 2003 16:36:12 +0200
From:      Massimiliano Stucchi <>
Subject:   Re: ifconfig with dual nicks
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c307cb$03181010$280f10ac@SHMOOPIE>
References:  <000001c307cb$03181010$280f10ac@SHMOOPIE>

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On Sun, 20 Apr 2003 22:58:13 -0700
"Remington L." <> wrote:

> I have FreeBSD 5.0 server with 3 nicks(vr[0-2[]). I have vr0 set as a
> static address on my "internal" network. I want to set up vr1 with a
> static address for my external address. When I go to configure vr1
> with an IP address I get
> Ifconfig vr1
> Ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists
> What does this mean and how do I fix it?

Are you trying to give that NIC an address that has the same subnet as
the internal NIC ? Is the NIC up ?

Try issuing another IP address and see if it accepts it.

Ciao ciao


Stucchi Massimiliano	 | Gruppo Utenti FreeBSD Italia	 | |
"People who make no mistakes do not usually make anything"

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