AW: [bf1942] bind BF2 to non-primary IP-address?

ScratchMonkey ScratchMonkey at
Thu Jun 16 07:21:14 EDT 2005

--On Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:05 PM +0200 Timo Hilbertz 
<hilbertz at> wrote:

> by non-primary i mean the IP-Addresses that are listed as ethX:Y in
> ifconfig.
> eth0 <--- primary
> eth0:1 <--- secondary
> eth0:2 <--- tertiary
> and so on...

Ah, what I've heard called an "alias" interface. One can also have 
additional hardware interfaces, and those can have aliases. There's also 
non-hardware interfaces like tun and tap, plus dynamic interfaces like ppp, 
all of which can have addresses assigned. And of course, there's the 
loopback interface, which can have any set of addresses in 127/8 but 
usually is configured with just

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