Subject: Re: weird error while adding interface aliases
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
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.
Michael K. Sanders :: firstname.lastname@example.org
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