how many IP aliases

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu May 27 08:01:10 PDT 2004

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 04:03:58PM +0300, Anton Alin-Adrian wrote:
> Hi guys.
> Can anyone tell me what is the limit for how many IP aliases can be setup 
> on the same ethernet card?
> Is there a global limit for the total number of aliases in the OS?
> To be clear: one needs 128 IPs (for irc vhosts) to be setup on one server. 
> Is that impossible?

Addresses are attached to an interface in a linked list so there may be
some inefficenies, but I don't see any reason why 128 IPs shouldn't

-- Brooks

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