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[nycphp-talk] strange ifconfig error message

Jim Suto jim at alliedtours.com
Wed Jun 5 09:44:13 EDT 2002


Yes, it works properly afterwards.  And I tried this on at least 2 machines
(RH 7.3) and they both exhibited the same behaviour.  I believe it's using
the tulip driver (netgear cards).


Jim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hans Zaunere [mailto:zaunere at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 6:46 PM
> To: NYPHP Talk
> Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] strange ifconfig error message
>
>
>
> And it works properly afterwords?  Seems like a driver bug.  If you
> can, cycle the interface down/up and try again.  Or reboot/ensure your
> hardware is good/exactly correct driver version for chipset.  I always
> use the full netmask [255.255.0.0] but that shouldn't really make a
> difference.
>
> HZ
>
>
> --- Jim Suto <jim at alliedtours.com> wrote:
> > Can anyone explain why this happens:
> >
> > [root at reddy root]# ifconfig eth0:1 10.0.101.101/16
> > SIOCSIFNETMASK: Cannot assign requested address
> > [root at reddy root]# ifconfig eth0:1 10.0.101.101/16
> > [root at reddy root]#
> >
> > If you notice, the second command is exactly the same as the first
> > (up-arrow) and the second time it takes and properly assigns the IP
> > address
> > with no error.  Why not the first time?
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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