Desired behaviour of "ifconfig -alias"

JoaoBR joao at
Mon Feb 12 21:17:53 UTC 2007

On Monday 12 February 2007 16:27, Brooks Davis wrote:
> 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.

I believe the problem here is that

ifconfig_nic="inet IP"
ifconfig_nic="ether MAC"

does not work on one line and does not work on two either, the latter 
overrides and or you get an IP address with original MAC or you get a new MAC 
without IP.



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