From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Fri 17 Sep 2004 - 01:38:14 BST
On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 01:41:55AM +0200, Gilles wrote:
> 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.
your options there are:
* change the config to 'not' create an alias
(depends on the version how to do that ;)
* ignore the statement but be careful as a
vserver start/stop will probably remove the
very same ip (which might be your only one)
* use a different ip (which isn't assigned yet)
> Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised that the network was
> working, out of the box. [The more so that it hadn't been so
> easy with UML, for which I had to use the ethernet bridge to
> get connectivity; and I thought that it might come in the way
> of the vserver network configuration procedure.]
well, linux-vserver is more on sharing resources
so this is also true for networking, UML has other
advantages, like separate kernel and such stuff ...
> Best regards,
> P.S. Please cc to me.
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