Re: Maximum IP aliase number ?

From: Juanjo Ciarlante (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 06:33:30 EST

On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 09:44:32AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> I asked the same question a couple years ago and the answer I got was that
> the dfault kernel limited it to 256 aliases, but it was a very simple
> change to make (I don't remember what the change was at this point)
> David Lang
That was 2.0.
In 2.2 aliasing is a state-of-mind: just a simulation of 2.0 device naming,
you are ACTUALLY adding addresses to an interface (and happens to be
unlimited ;).
See iproute2 tools for full control poWer


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