From: Bjoern Steinbrink (bjoern.steinbrink_at_isp4p.net)
Date: Fri 17 Sep 2004 - 01:50:10 BST
On Fr, 2004-09-17 at 02:38, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 01:41:55AM +0200, Gilles wrote:
> > Hello.
> Hi Gilles!
> > I use Debian GNU/Linux, and have created a vserver using the
> > "newvserver" script.
> > I can enter the vserver but before the shell prompt is displayed,
> > the following message is printed:
> > ioctl(SIOCGIFNETMASK): Cannot assign requested address
> > SIOCSIFNETMASK: Invalid argument
> > ipv4root is now 192.168.107.151
> > New security context is 49152
> > What do the first two lines mean?
> they mean that the vserver script wasn't able to
> assign an alias address to your interface.
> most likely this is because either the address
> is already assigned to one of your interfaces
> or the system doesn't permit adding the alias.
hmm... we have a SIOCSIFNETMASK here, so I suspect that 'just' the
netmask is invalid, otherwise (i.e. if the address is already assigned)
the SIOCSIFADDR should also fail, right?
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