I just installed Debian Wheezy on my homeserver. I want to assign 2 ip's to it on the same network interface, 1 static ip (eth0) and 1 dynamic ip (eth0:1). I know it doesn't make much sense but I need it to test something.
I edited my /etc/network/interfaces to be like this:
auto lo eth0 eth0:1 iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.178.240 network 192.168.178.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.178.255 gateway 192.168.178.1 iface eth0:1 inet dhcp
when I bring up eth0:1 (ifup eth0:1) I get the following error (eth0 works fine)
Bind socket to interface: No such device
Failed to bring up eth0:1.
is it even possible to have a dynamic and static ip on the same network adapter?