Aliased ip's and DHCP

Javier Ubillos javvee at
Mon Nov 12 17:04:20 UTC 2007

Hi Dhcp-users!

I'm using an ISPwho's (amazingly) limiting bandwidth per IP (and not
per port/NIC).

At home I'm using a linuxbox as a router/firewall for the other
computers, and the ISP gives me 5 IP's
Now I'd like to make use of these IPs.

The IPs are assigned via DHCP and I only have (/want to use) one NIC.

I have done some testing with aliased ips using e.g. "ifconfig eth0:1 netmask". However I have had no success
trying to assign an IP using DHCP.

I'm getting the error "Error, eth0: dhcpcd already running on pid 8906

Is it possible to do this and how?

I'm using gentoo (2.6.18-gentoo-r3).

Thank you // Javier

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