[Wolves] IP Aliasing

Simon C. Burke simonb at geek-web.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 11:37:11 UTC 2008

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alastair Battrick" <al at aj8.org>
To: "Wolverhampton Linux User Group" <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Thursday, 16 October, 2008 12:13:39 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal
Subject: Re: [Wolves] IP Aliasing

Simon C. Burke wrote:
> I recently moved my mail server to a different box. However whilst changing IP I wanted to add the old one as an IP Alias.
> I went through the usual rigmarole of running:
> /sbin/ifconfig eth0:0 78.105.102.xx netmask
> then:
> /sbin/route add -host 78.105.102.xx dev eth0:0
> Now it shows in ifconfig however nothing will bind to that address

Hello Simon

You will probably need to restart the affected services to get them to 
bind to the new address. Also, some may be bound to certain IPs in the 
individual service config

Unfortunatly I already thought of that, and I have restarted the applicable services and configured the ip directly into the relevant conf files but still nothing.


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