ifconfig on 4.10

Daniel Bye freebsd at slightlystrange.org
Fri Oct 22 11:08:47 PDT 2004

On Fri, 22 October, 2004 6:55 pm, Scott Rothgaber said:
> 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?

Is the new address in the same network range as the original, primary
address on the interface?  If so, the netmask should be /32 or



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