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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)

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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