ifconfig alias: File Exists

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Tue Oct 19 12:27:53 PDT 2004

Why would I be getting:

# ifconfig fxp0 alias
ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists

when I know for a fact that it hasn't been configured?

# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

there is nothing even in my arp cache:

# arp -a | grep "("
# arp -a | grep "("
zer01.net ( at 00:e0:81:21:d7:f6 on fxp0 [ethernet]

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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