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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 scope host lo
    > inet 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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