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On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> Virtual IP interfaces in the form of ifname:<number> (e.g. eth:1) IMO
> should be deprecated and removed completely in 2.5.x. It's an ugly
> external wart that should be removed.
>
> That said, if this was done -- how would things like routing daemons
> and bind cope? Actually, when I think about it they can't cope with
> situating like this now:
>
> tapu:~# ip addr show lo
> 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP> mtu 3904 qdisc noqueue
> link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
> inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
> inet 10.0.0.1/32 scope global lo

BIND copes just fine, how would it not? I haven't heard any problems with
routing daemons either.

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