I have a 7.2-stable Freebsd running on a 2.66 Ghz 478 socket mobo with 1 GB DDR1 ram. I added another ip on my rl0 interface, brought it up, everything was fine (until i screwed it up :( ). I wanted then to remove the alias IP but i wrote a wrong command (ifconfig rl0 -alias) and since then I have no access to the box. I then turned to my vmware FreeBSD to reproduce the situation and I was stuned to find out that that command I wrote, removes the "normal" IP and not the alias one. OK, normaly (I think) i should be able to connect to the alias IP..... well, It's not the case 2 things here: 1.) Is it normal for the ifconfig rl0 -alias to remove the "normal" IP and not the alias one ? (I think that by this syntax it could be right but the parameter "-alias" is specified and the OS should know to remove the alias IP and not the normal IP) 2) I dnt really understand why am I not able to connect to the second (alias) ip? It seems that somehow it's dependant to the "normal" one I must say I was not really reading the handbook for the 2nd point here.... will do it now though PS: box is 3 countryes away from me so manual intervention is out of the question (although I have some sort of online-suport (If my 73 years old grandmother can be called that :)) ) ) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"