Netra T1 105 and two ethernet ports

Phillips, Paul paulp at
Fri Dec 19 16:55:24 PST 2003

I tried:

ifconfig hme1 ether 0a:00:20:c2:1c:c2 inet netmask broadcast up

doing it all in one statement as Will suggested, and got back:
ifconfig: can't set link-level netmask or broadcast


-----Original Message-----

> I want to have each ethernet port with its own IP address, but both addresses will be on the same subnet.
> I can't make it work, so I have been reading various archives, trying to figure out what was going on.
> After noticing that both ports had the same MAC address, and doing some archive reading, I found that I can easily change the second port to another Mac address by doing this:
> ifconfig hme1 ether aa:1:2:3:4:6
> I can confirm that this change in MAC address has taken place by ifconfig with no arguments.
> However, when I next type:
> ifconfig hme1 inet netmask up
> then I get this message:
> ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists
> I don't know what this means, or how to change it.

Yes, you have to change the MAC in the same statement.


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