On Nov 26, 2003, at 4:32 PM, Ben Dover wrote:

Is there a way to add new IPís to a FreeBSD 4.9 or 5.1 box without rebooting. I add them to /etc/rc.conf but they are not effective until a reboot. There are some webhosting assistant programs which allow instant use of IPís with *nix and I was hoping there was a way to do this in FBSD.

This question was the basis for a useful thread a week ago: googling or sifting through the archives should turn up some useful information.

I think every variant of UNIX supports this with ifconfig: something like this (depending on your interface device name).

[/usr/home/paul]:: ifconfig xl1 up

Paul Beard
paulbeard [at] mac.com

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