alias network interface (consolidating 3 interfaces on a server)
Posted on 2008-11-08
I inherited a Solaris 8 server from the previous administrator & this server has
3 active NIC interfaces with following IP addresses :
hostname.qfe0 : 10.51.1.41
hostname.qfe1 : 10.51.1.42
All of them has the same network mask 255.255.255.0 &
the same gateway 10.51.1.254.
This setup doesn't look right as there are 3 physical cables connected up
& all 3 NICs are active/Up.
I'll need to reduce them to one NIC but users/scripts should still be able to access
all 3 IP addresses. I heard this can be achieved by defining alias.
How do I go about doing this? Appreciate step by step instruction (eg, which
/etc/hostname.xxx file to remove/create/modify)
Suppose this should not be too difficult as all the IP addresses are in the same