Subject: Re: IP aliasing
To: Caffeinate The World <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2001 10:15:56
On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 06:08:20AM -0800, Caffeinate The World wrote:
> this is what i have in mine:
> # cat /etc/ifconfig.de0
> netmask 0xfffffff8 media 100baseTX
> netmask 0xffffffff alias
> one thing that i've found that was strange was that the netmask for the
> alias as to be or as with the hex above. 

That's only the case when the subnets would be conflicting otherwise.
E.g., on one machine, I have:

$ cat /etc/ifconfig.tlp0
inet alias broadcast
inet alias broadcast
inet alias broadcast
inet6 alias 3ffe:1ce1:0:fe70::1 prefixlen 64