SUMMARY: Network device aliase???

From: Thomas Lester (
Date: Mon Jan 18 1999 - 08:38:23 CST

Thanks to all that responded. The answer to my question is, create an
hostname file with the addition of a :x (number 1-254) for the aliase.
Example: /etc/hostname.le0 (original), /etc/hostname.le0:1 (alias).

The rest is like any other interface. Add the IP to the /etc/hosts
file, use ifconfig to do create the plumbing and assign the IP address
and netmask.

Thanks to all...


Original question...

I don't know if alias is the propper term, but can one ethernet
interface listen to two networks. Can I set up the main interface and
then set up an alias to this interface that listens to a different

I think I've seen this before, but am not sure what the
syntax should be. If this can be done, I would appriciate some advice
as to how.


{Thomas Lester ~~ Sr. UNIX Administrator ~~}
  Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. -- Lazarus Long

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