Adding new IP's without reboot?

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Wed Nov 26 16:55:37 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 07:32:54PM -0500, Ben Dover 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.
You can use the tool ifconfig and figure out the right line to feed it.
You can also start the scripts: /etc/netstart.


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