Possible Syntax Error "interfaces" (Ubuntu 6.10)

Karl-Heinz Schulz karlheinz at khschulz.com
Sun Jan 7 18:47:37 UTC 2007

The problem was that I forgot eth0:0 in the line auto eth0 eth0:0

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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of David Koski
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 1:15 PM
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Subject: Re: Possible Syntax Error "interfaces" (Ubuntu 6.10)

On Sunday 07 January 2007 08:08, Karl-Heinz Schulz wrote:
> I tried to enable a second IP address on my NIC without much success.
> # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
> # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
> # The loopback network interface
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> # The primary network interface
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet static
>         address
>         netmask
>         network
>         broadcast
>         gateway
>         # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if
> installed
>         dns-nameservers
> iface eth0:0 inet static
>         address
>         netmask
> I receive host unreachable when trying to ping - what am I
> missing?

What do you see when you run ifconfig?

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