Mailing List Message #15473
From: Bill Cole <>
Subject: Re: multiple IP addresses
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:25:22 -0400
To: SIMS Discussions <>
At 5:52 PM -0700 3/14/07, Joe Wagner  imposed structure on a stream of electrons, yielding:
Hi folks,
I am adding a second pipe to my servers, Comcast business cable's now available because my DSL line had maxed out its upstream. Yes, I know, but it's the best option available at that location which far from the CO, and the IP address ( appears to be clear of blacklisting...  I am keeping my DSL connection so I've added the Comcast IP as a secondary IP address to this server. The "IP Secondary addresses" named file in the Preferences folder has the following line:
ip= sm= rt=

With that, and a reboot, I can surf into the cable modem's local lan config webpage.  But I cannot seem to access SIMS from the Internet, not port 25, 8010, (nor ping for that matter). Um, clearly it seems it's not going to be that simple, but I can't see a problem with this, but it's been half a decade since I've messed with multiple IP addresses.

Any suggestions?

Don't do it?

But seriously, have you cranked up logging in SIMS and checked what it says at startup? There should be something like this, but with your IP's and names:

01:31:23 0 SYSTEM Server started
01:31:23 4 SMTP Got new Local IP addresses, n=1: [], [], []
01:31:23 2 SMTP RCPT/AUTH failure counter list created, ttl=600, c1=5, c2=5
01:31:23 2 SMTP TempBanned list created, ttl=1200
01:31:24 4 SYSTEM Initialization completed

Bill Cole                        

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