Desired behaviour of "ifconfig -alias"
brooks at FreeBSD.ORG
Mon Feb 12 19:27:37 UTC 2007
On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:07:39AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> 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"
Setting media options and the like via _aliasesX variables makes no
sense and you don't appear to be doing it so I'm confused by your
question. The ifconfig_iface_aliasX syntax exists to add IPv4 addresses
to an interface. New ipv4_addrs_iface variable is an attempt to replace
that and nothing more.
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