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FS#25427 - [netcfg] Make IPv4 ADDR Variable an Array for IP Aliasing?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by David J. Haines (dhaines) - Saturday, 06 August 2011, 19:27 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 01:09 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

Netcfg is capable of handling IP aliasing by means of the POST_UP and PRE_DOWN (see my solution here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=951573#p951573), but there's an obvious analogy to the multiple addresses that the ADDR6 variable can handle to be made. After all, IPv6's multiple addresses really are the same thing as old-school IPv4 IP aliasing.

Is there any way to make the ADDR variable act like the ADDR6 variable to make the ugliness of the POST_UP and PRE_DOWN solution unnecessary?

I'd be happy to help with this any way that I can.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 01:09 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  netcfg has been moved to AUR
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Monday, 17 September 2012, 12:45 GMT
Also it would be usefull to get labels for additional IPs:

ip addr add 1.2.3.4/24 dev eth0 label eth0:5

so ifconfig will show:

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.55.232 netmask 255.255.254.0 broadcast 192.168.55.255
ether 4c:00:10:3b:54:bc txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 3124966 bytes 1732496119 (1.6 GiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 237 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 670856 bytes 75511943 (72.0 MiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

eth0:5: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 1.2.3.4 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 0.0.0.0
ether 4c:00:10:3b:54:bc txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

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