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On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 04:01:04AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 01:13:08 +1300
> From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org>
>
> OK, I'm a liar -- bind does handle this. Cool.
>
> Standard BSD allows it, what do you expect :-)
>
> This is good news, because it means there is a precedent for multiple
> addresses on a single interface so we can kill the <ifname>:<n>
> syntax in favor of the above which is cleaner of more accurately
> represents what is happening.
>
> If this is really true, 2.5.x is an appropriate time to make
> this, no sooner.

I think it would be better to keep it. The ifa based alias interface
emulation adds minor overhead (currently it's only a few lines of code,
assuming we need named if addresses for other reasons too, which we do)
and removing it it would break a lot of configuration scripts etc., for
no really good gain.


-Andi



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