Subject: misc/13311: ifconfig aliases should be better documented
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/25/2001 15:20:18
>Number:         13311
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       ifconfig aliases should be better documented
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 25 15:18:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Paul Hoffman
>Release:        <NetBSD-current source date> -current

On a multi-homed machine, using /etc/ifconfig.xx0 and alias lines with
subnet masks other than does not work as expected. The
aliases work fine for boxes outside the network, but they cannot be reached
from the box. To fix this, all aliases on the subnet should have netmasks
of This hint should be put into the man page for ifconfig,
the man page for ifalias, and the installation documentation.

Change the doc.
 ifoconfig aliases with a subnet other than act funny