Adding new IP's without reboot?

Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at
Wed Nov 26 16:41:37 PST 2003

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 19:32:54 -0500
"Ben Dover" <nuckingfutsto at> wrote:

> Is there a way to add new IP’s to a FreeBSD 4.9 or 5.1 box without 
> rebooting.  I add them to /etc/rc.conf but they are not effective until a 
> reboot.  There are some webhosting assistant programs which allow instant 
> use of IP’s with *nix and I was hoping there was a way to do this in FBSD.

Look into ifconfig. Webmin will also handle it. ifconfig the program used for
manipulating network interfaces. The man on it useful.

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