Desired behaviour of "ifconfig -alias"

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Mon Feb 12 19:16:29 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:59:40AM -0600, Brooks Davis wrote:
> What do you need to set?  It's sets IP and netmask.  It doesn't handle
> broadcast, but I'd be pretty suprised if that's needed often.  What else
> is needed?  Axing ifconfig_iface_aliasX is not needed, but reducing the
> visiability of the interface in the documentation is probably in order
> particularly since it's quite fragile since you have to renumber whenever
> you remove an entry.

Does it support media and mediaopt arguments?  These are very
commonly used.  I also rely on this, for what it's worth:

ifconfig_bridge0="addm em1 up"

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