Using version 4.04 of multitail no longer goes into a spawn cycle when system logs rotate. The program author, Folkert van Heusden, contacted me in e-mail and sent me a version of 4.05 which I am also going to install shortly, but it looks like the fixes between version 4.00 and 4.04 did the trick!
Great program! Great author!
If this were an e-bay auction, "A++++++++"
I've always been used to the Redhat/Fedora way of setting up aliases in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts-ifcfg-: but SuSe/Novell Linux is slightly different. I see a lot of hackish examples/bad advice on the internet on how to set it up on SuSe/Novell Linux so I figured I'd make a note of it here.
To do it "right" under SuSe, you modify the main configuration file for your ethernet adapter.
For example, 'ifcfg-eth-id-de:ad:co:ed:ba:be' where the de:ad:co:ed:ba:be is replaced by a real MAC address.
As an example, you want the main IP of the system to be statically set to 192.168.100.1, and the other IPs to be 192.168.100.100, 192.168.100.101, and 192.168.100.102
Your original configuration will probably look something like this:
Save that and restart networking with '/etc/init.d/network restart' and you are good to go with:
eth0 set to 192.168.100.1
eth0:0 set to 192.168.100.100
eth0:1 set to 192.168.100.101
eth0:2 set to 192.168.100.102
The 'LABELx' settings are just setting the alias label you see after the 'eth0:'
You can get away with leaving out the 'LABELx' statements. One side effect is that you won't see the aliases under 'ifconfig'.
I know you can do this with 'yast' and other utilities but this seems more direct and easier to do on a high latency SSH console.