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I'm trying to get private IPs set up with my Linodes. I'm running Debian. Here's my Linode's Network tab:

                 ( )
Private eth0:
DNS Servers:

and here's my /etc/network/interfaces file:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0 eth0:0
iface eth0 inet static

iface eth0:0 inet static

On the linode I'm setting up, I can ping just fine. The other linode will not, though.

Yes, the other Linode is in the same data center.

Perhaps there is something I need to do with iptables? Perhaps my configuration isn't right? Any help is appreciated.

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Have you restarted your linode since adding the private IP? If that doesn't work just send in a support ticket - the linode staff are great and they'll get this working for you in no time. – EEAA Aug 28 '10 at 4:21
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The problem was that both Linodes require the private IP address to be installed. Having only one ruptured the space-time continuum and disturbed life as we know it.

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