Net aliasing limits

Zach Beane (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 15:18:14 -0500

I'm trying to configure a single ethernet interface to have more than 256
aliases. I was under the impression that echoing something like "512" to
/proc/sys/net/core/net_alias would allow this to happen, but whenever I try
to add an alias above 255 I get this:

SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid argument

Is this an ifconfig problem, a kernel limit, or something else? (I have Deja
Newsed to no avail).


Zachary Beane

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