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SubjectRe: Kernel ethernet alias limit
if you use the new ip tools you can alias a large entblock in a single
command, but even with ifconfig you can do a lot (I have one machine with
>1770 ipaddresses assigned via ifconfig with no problem)

David Lang

On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, bert hubert wrote:

> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 13:11:21 +0100
> From: bert hubert <ahu@ds9a.nl>
> To: Jim Roland <jroland@roland.net>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Kernel ethernet alias limit
>
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 09:39:30AM +0000, Jim Roland wrote:
> > I seem to remember back in either Kernel 2.0 or 2.2 there was a limit of 256
> > aliases within the ethX aliasing (eg, eth0, then eth0:0 thru eth0:255).
> >
> > Has the limit on this been expanded with Kernel 2.4, is it stable and/or
> > advised? I have a need to bind more than 256 addresses to a single
> > interface. Without installing additional network cards.
>
> Use a loopback interface - you can easily bind to a /8 if you want this way.
>
> I think this is documented in the 'ip' documentation in 'iproute2' from
> Alexey. It has also been explained on list here.
>
> Regards,
>
> bert
>
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