Re: Virtual Web Hosting on 2.0.29

David Woodhouse (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 15:45:11 +0100 said:
> Why doesn't the modules usage of 'ip_alias' goes to zero after I
> down the alias-device?

You need to remove the device, not just turn it off.

# ifconfig eth0:0- 0

It's nasty, but the aliasing works by checking whenever you use an invalid
device name. xxx:0 will add the alias, and xxx:0- will delete it.

You can have numerous aliases, but in my experience you must number them
sequentially - if I try using an alias eth0:1 when eth0:0 is not present, it
won't work.

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