Need Help Setting up IP Failover

Hello, I am trying to use the Linode IP Failover feature ( … -failover/"> I am having trouble getting ServerB to take over ServerA's IP.

I did the following on ServerA and ServerB:

  • Server A ( IP failover set to be allowed on ServerB (12.345.6.78) using the Linode admin panel

  • Edited Server B /etc/network/interfaces:

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
 address 12.345.6.78

# ServerA fail over IP
iface eth0:1 inet static

on Server B

/etc/init.d/networking restart

On Server A

ifdown eth0

On Server B

ifup eth0:1

On Server B - I am receiving 5 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% unanswered (0 extra) on this command

arping -I eth0:1 '' -uc 5

At the end, I still cannot reach publicly. Is this how IP Failover is used or am I getting this all wrong? Any hints would be appreciated!



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