> Anyone know how to setup a virtual IP on a freebsd box ?
If you're setting up lots of these, as with all operating systems, it's best
to use the loopback address, and you already know how to add new IP
addresses to an interface.
> The man pages are next to useless...
% man ifconfig
: The following parameters may be set with ifconfig:
:: alias Establish an additional network address for this interface. This
: is sometimes useful when changing network numbers, and one wishes
: to accept packets addressed to the old interface.
Different strokes really. At least the man pages generally bear some
resemblance to their respective commands, unlike Certain Other Operating
If you're interested, there's also a rather neat patch around to alias a
whole network to an interface. This is handy if you need to assign piles
and piles of IP addresses to a system.
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