Bug#520072: net-tools: ifconfig eth0:1 up <ip> netmask <netmask> does not work first time

Mark Poks markpoks at wp.pl
Tue Mar 17 07:35:10 UTC 2009

Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60-22
Severity: normal

typing in console for example:
  ifconfig eth0:1 up netmask
and it fails with return message:
  SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address
but when typing same command again, it works.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages net-tools depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

net-tools recommends no packages.

net-tools suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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