one server with two ip address

Daniel A. A. alive at
Sat Jul 7 00:42:17 UTC 2007

Ray wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a production server with two network interfaces.  The primary interface 
> is up and running. (DHCP from the local Telco) The second interface is 
> installed, but not yet active. It will run on a local network only. Can I do 
> something as simple as 
> ifconfig  nfe1
> to give myself access to the internal network? As this is a production server, 
> I don't want to just play with it too much.  
> Thanks,
> Ray
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You'd have to
ifconfig nfe1 netmask ###.###.###.###
But don't worry - If you mistype, or make some other error (Like 
forgetting to specify the gateway for the connection), nothing happens. 
You'll just get an error printed to stdout and the netif will remain 

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