Re: Please help with IP Aliasing
On Wed, Jul 01, 1998 at 02:55:39PM +0000, Andy Spiegl wrote:
> I am currently setting up a Mail and Webserver (hamm, 2.0.33). I have got
> a whole package of 256 IP addresses that I want to assign to this server.
> In the NET-3-HOWTO I read that I have to set it up like this:
Why do you want to give the machine 256 ips? It's pointless unless you do
webhosting, and there are better ways of doing that eg with apache's
The script you've shown should work, but a quicker way to do it would be:
for ip in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
ifconfig eth0:$ip xxx.xxx.xxx.$ip netmask 255.255.255.0
you do not need the route add -net after each eth0 alias.
> [stuff deleted]
> What I want seems to work this way, but I can't imagine that this
> is the right way to do it. And if I will ever get another subnetwork
> to add, how would I add it using the above method? I found that
> eth0:255 is the highest possible virtual network number. So I
> couldn't add any more?
> All you network-gurus: Please give me a hint or any pointer as
> to where I can find more info on that.
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