Subject: Re: weird error while adding interface aliases
To: None <>
From: Michael K. Sanders <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/19/1995 19:06:03
In the beginning there was nothing. Then Perry E. Metzger said:

>I keep noticing the following strange error occuring while adding
>interface aliases (i.e. ifconfig xxN inet alias hostname)

>  ifconfig: SIOCAIFADDR: File Exists

>This error seems to have no effect at all and the alias gets added,
>but its weird and disturbing.

>This is on i386 current as of a few weeks ago, by the way.

>Anyone know what the deal is?

I don't know what the problem is, but I've experienced it as well...

It's peculiar to note that the following produces the error:

  ifconfig le0 inet X.X.X.X alias

  ifconfig le0 inet alias X.X.X.X

does NOT. This is on NetBSD-Amiga, -current from a while back.

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