[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #3166] ifconfig alias directive no longer working

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Thu Dec 27 20:14:24 PST 2018

Issue #3166 has been updated by aswell.

liweitianux wrote:

> I believe this will work for you.

Indeed it did work, and it's one less line in rc.conf, which is always good. Thanks for the prompt reply.

Bug #3166: ifconfig alias directive no longer working

* Author: aswell
* Status: New
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: Latest stable
After upgrading from 5.4 -> 5.4.1 an ifconfig directive long used in /etc/rc.conf no longer works.


The alias link directive allows easily changing network cards on local machines which receive DHCP addresses based on mac address, without requiring changes to dhcpd.conf on router. However, after upgrading to 5.4.1 the directive no longer changes the mac address, causing machines to receive a different IP address from the router than what is expected by NSD and other machines on network.

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