Re: Net aliasing limits

Jon Lewis (
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 00:57:04 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Zach Beane wrote:

> 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:

You have to adjust /proc/sys/net/core/net_alias_max before any alias
devices are initialized. Before this was /proc adjustable, I just
commented out the 256 limit and tested a system running some 2.0.x kernel
with 1024 eth0:???? aliases.

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