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Virtual Ethernet Interface

Virtual interfaces allow a single ethernet interface to listen on additional IP addresses.

Manual way:

# ifconfig hme0:1 plumb
# ifconfig hme0:1 192.168.1.15 up

Automatic way:

  1. Make an entry in /etc/hosts for your new interface:
    192.168.1.15 newhost
  2. echo newhost > /etc/hostname.hme0:1
  3. Reboot.
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