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problem in adding a virtual host to Solaris 8

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Hi, I'm trying to add IP address to hmeo
This is what I'm getting:
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.8       Generic February 2000
mars/% ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 1
        inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
        inet 213.150.25.230 netmask ffffffe0 broadcast 213.150.25.255
        ether 8:0:20:b7:e8:ed
mars/% ifconfig hme0:1 192.168.1.88 netmask 255.255.255.0
ifconfig: SIOCGLIFNETMASK: hme0:1: no such interface
mars/%

anyone can help ?
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You are getting that failure because you haven't created the interface before trying to configure it. The sequence needs to be:

# ifconfig hme0:1 plumb
# ifconfig hme0:1 192.168.168.1.88 netmask 255.255.255.0

See "man ifconfig" for details and more information.
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