I think this discussion should go rhl-devel list. Please send the
followups only there.
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
I would like a feature for setting up additional IPs to a real device
just giving it a list of IPs. Well, I know it is possible to use aliased
devices, but that is not often neccessary, even more work. And those
aliased devices are not usable by iptables rules as device instructions.
In /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup the real device is already set up by
the command "ip addr add". So it would be nice to give the script just a
list of IPs to be added to the real device. It could be done by a variable
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX in which the administrator will
just put the space separated list of additional IPs.
Note that this is how it's done with IPv6.
A problem, at least in the past, was that ifconfig(8) would not show these
addresses at all. I'm not sure if that has been fixed.
Anyone remember the details of this case?
Personally I also think that the concept of alias interfaces is a bit
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