I've looked but found no examples to give me confidence. While I have lots of servers running alias IPs the IPs are all on the same network. I've have been informed by my network admin that we will need to change the IPs of our legacy name servers (we are just dragging them along for a time, new name servers are up and domains are being moved to them).

Currently the IP of ns2 is, this needs to change to The network admin is telling me he will have the router for that NOC cage handle both IPs no problems. However I need to continue answering the old IP until clients can get their equipment reconfigured.

Can I alias once I change the NIC's IP to with a default route of

What netmask would use for the alias line?

This seems not possible to me, but you can learn something new everyday...


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