Adding an additional IP or IPs to your network card in Linux is easy. Here’s how I did it in my Fedora Core 4 installation:
cp ifcfg-eth0 ifcfg-eth0:0
Now you will need to open your newly created ifcfg-eth0:0 file in your favorite editor and modify it to fit your needs. The two lines you MUST change are the following, the rest are optional:
Of course you will want to fill in the IPADDR value to fit your needs.
Now, to make the changes take effect, you will need to bring your new IP up by issuing the following command:
Or if you want you can just restart the entire network:
There you go! Run ifconfig and you should see your new IP assigned to eth0:0. It should look something like this:
eth0:0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:D0:B7:B7:XX:XX
inet addr:192.168.1.XX Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
You can add even more IPs by repeating this process and incrementing the value of eth0:0, for example you can add eth0:1, eth0:2, etc.