[CentOS] question on alias IPs using ifcfg-eth0:x

Fri Sep 14 19:30:55 UTC 2007
Ray Leventhal <centos at swhi.net>

When using ifcfg-eth0:x files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/, should
each file (where x increments appropriately) point to DEVICE=eth0:x or

I apparently have my alias files all ifcfg-eth0:0 - ifcfg-eth0:7 show
DEVICE=eth0:0.  Is this right?  It seems odd to me and while it does
seem odd, the alias IPs are being appropriately responded to, answering
pings and nameserver requests.

The output of /sbin/ifconfig is what clued me in to the fact that I may
well have done this wrong.  This output showed eth0 and eth0:0 only.

Suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.


CentOS release 5 (Final)
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