Subject: Re: More on named and alias IP problems
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/22/1996 02:02:23 (Raphael Jaffey) wrote:
> I added the alias as follows "ifconfig ed2 inet <address> alias", then I
> When I configure a Macintosh or PC to use the <alias address> for its
> nameserver it works just fine, so I used a sniffer on the network and found
> out what's going on:  The query's destination is the <alias address>, but
> the reply's source is the <real address>.  The Mac and PC don't seem to

I noticed something like this as well: on an aliased interface, the
source for outgoing packets would be the alias and not the real one,
when (for instance) telnetting out.

It turned out to be related to the netmask: you must also set it for the
alias, or unexpected things (like this) happen. Perhaps this will help
you as well.

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