Subject: Re: second network card
To: phil freeman <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/23/1998 17:08:37
On Oct 23, phil freeman wrote
> i have a second network card in my machine... it is detected by the
> kernel but aparently it looks for /etc/ifconfig.<dev name>?? can anyone
> point me toward some examples on the format of this config file ? or
> maybe post them ?

It's just:
<ip addr> netmask <netmask> <options>

the startup script does just a
ifconfig <dev name> `cat /etc/ifconfig.<dev name>`
So you put in /etc/ifconfig.<dev name> all the parameters you want to pass to
ifconfig for this device.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.