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SubjectRe: IP Alias Limit
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> > is to show a "manager" that Linux can scale to something FreeBSD can do.  
> > It has not been easy to explain why there is an arbitrary limit placed on
> > the number of open FD's, since I don't know the answer.
>
> Binary compatibility is the answer. You can build the C library without
> the default 256 limit if you want.

As much stuff that changed in the 1.3 series I'm surprised that
this is the reason, if it means false assumptions about the ability
of Linux by some of the audience we are trying to reach.

I think this is a monkey we need to get off our back in 2.1, just
my 2 cents. :)

Melvin

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