ifconfig on 4.10

Steve Bertrand iaccounts at ibctech.ca
Fri Oct 22 11:07:31 PDT 2004

> I'm moving our mail server from 4.4 to 4.10. When I try to add
> addresses
> to the NIC, ifconfig doesn't seem to want to cooperate...
> s2<ROOT>[/var/CommuniGate]
>  > ifconfig fxp0 add
> ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists
> This is the same command that I used on the 4.4 machine. Has something
> changed? If this is a security thing, can it be disabled via sysctl?

This looks like an error generated if you are adding an IP alias
within the same subnet of an already configured IP.

If this is the case, apply it like this:

# ifconfig fxp0


# ifconfig fxp0 netmask

You weren't very clear if this is an alias or not, but it's my first



> Thanks!
> Scott
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