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How to configure a failover IP on FreeBSD

Reviewed on 08 April 2024Published on 29 July 2021

This page shows you how to configure a failover IP on Dedibox servers running on FreeBSD.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Dedibox account logged into the console
  • Created a Dedibox dedicated server

Failover IP configuration on FreeBSD

  1. Connect to your server using SSH.

  2. Open the network configuration file in a text editor, for example nano:

    nano /etc/rc.conf
  3. Add the following line to the file, replace FAILOVER_IP with your failover IP address:

    ifconfig_em0_alias0="inet FAILOVER_IP netmask"

    Your modified configuration file should look like the following example:

    ifconfig_em0="inet IP_ADDRESS netmask"
    ifconfig_em0_alias0="inet FAILOVER_IP netmask"
  4. Save the file and exit the text editor.

  5. Restart the network to activate the new IP address:

    /etc/rc.d/netif restart && /etc/rc.d/routing restart
See also
How to configure a failover IP on Debian/UbuntuHow to configure a failover IP on Windows Server
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