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Secondary IP Address won't bind if the label is longer than 9 characters

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


Adding a secondary IP address via YaST doesn't work if the label is longer than 9 character
rcnetwork-restart fails if IP address label is too long
Unable to ping secondary IP address

YaST offers the ability to bind secondary IP addresses to an interface.  During the process, it prompts for an Alias Name.  If this name is greater than 9 characters, the secondary address will not bind to the interface.


Shorten the alias name to less than 9 characters.


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:7010848
  • Creation Date:28-SEP-12
  • Modified Date:28-SEP-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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