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  1. #1

    how to add an ip alias in opensuse?


    Hi.

    How does one add an ip alias to an eth device using the ip command instead of the ifconfig command?

    I do not want the alias to be permanet.

  2. #2
    Code:
    man ip
    ip addr { add | del } IFADDR dev STRING

  3. #3
    when I run

    Code:
    ip addr add 192.168.1.5 dev eth0:0
    The IP address is indeed added. But it is not added in the form eth0:0

    Does this matter?

    When I add a address alias through yast2 in opensuse, I see that the alias is added as eth0:0.

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  5. #4
    You need to modify your ip command just a bit:
    Code:
    ip addr add 192.168.1.5 dev eth0 label eth0:0
    Then verify it, e.g.:
    Code:
    [root@host] ip addr show dev eth0
    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,10000> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 1000
        link/ether 00:11:22:33:aa:bb brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
        inet 10.1.1.4/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global eth0
        inet 192.169.1.5/32 scope global eth0:0
    Last edited by atreyu; 08-19-2011 at 02:33 PM. Reason: typo

  6. #5
    Awesome, thank you.

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