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Re: First line in /etc/hosts



In article <87hdk9uzax.wl@netfort.gr.jp> dancer@netfort.gr.jp writes:
>> > > Machines don't have IP numbers.  Interfaces have IP numbers.  Every machine
>> > 
>> > Actually, that's not quite the case (as a number of users of Linux's ARP
>> > implementation have found), though it's a good approximation.

>This portion is unclear to me; could you shed some light ?
>
>Do you mean:

[wrong guesses omitted]

A machine may use the same IP on multiple interfaces.
A machine may use multiple IP addresses on a single interface.
The two may be combined.

A router may use proxy arp.

A machine may use the same ethernet address on multiple interfaces on
different physical networks.  This tends not to work well with vlans.
(switches pretending to be multiple networks)

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