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SubjectRe: 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.



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