Thanks Pietro!

Somehow the man-page for ifconfig is confusing....

In the examples:
<quote>
Add the IPv6 address 2001:DB8:DBDB::123/48 to the interface em0:
           # ifconfig em0 inet6 2001:db8:bdbd::123 prefixlen 48 alias
     Note that lower case hexadecimal IPv6 addresses are acceptable.

     Remove the IPv6 address added in the above example, using the / character
     as shorthand for the network prefix, and using delete as a synonym for
     the canonical form of the option -alias:
           # ifconfig em0 inet6 2001:db8:bdbd::123/48 delete
</quote>

Lesson for me is that you should have only one 'command' per
invocation where I had 2. alias is not an atribute/option of the
setting I was trying to do....

Kind regards,

Spil.


On 20/03/2008, Pietro Cerutti <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> | 2) you remove an alias which the 'delete' argument. Since you don't
> | specify which alias to be removed, the lowest IP number is removed. In
> | your case, the lowest IP number happens to be your primary :-)
>
> Maybe someone with a doc@ commit bit could commit the following patch,
> since this behavior is not documented in ifconfig(8).
>
> - --- ifconfig.8.orig     2008-03-20 15:34:17.000000000 +0100
> +++ ifconfig.8  2008-03-20 15:34:43.000000000 +0100
> @@ -205,7 +205,8 @@
> ~ .Li 0xffffffff
> ~ is most appropriate.
> ~ .It Fl alias
> - -Remove the network address specified.
> +Remove the network address specified, or the one with the lowest
> +value if none is specified.
> ~ This would be used if you incorrectly specified an alias, or it
> ~ was no longer needed.
> ~ If you have incorrectly set an NS address having the side effect
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> - --
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