Interface aliases

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Jun 29 04:44:42 GMT 2005

Olivier Nicole wrote:
>> As a general rule, you should have one IP per NIC.  Putting
>> thousands of IP addresses on a single box is a misuse of limited IP
>> space, unless you are using RFC-1918 addresses.  What is the actual
>> problem you are trying to solve?
> That is not true.
> As a web hosting company, you may want to have one IP per web site (to
> allow SSL for example) but all hosting on a single machine.

There exist some exceptions to the generalization above.

You've mentioned a possibility, although I would also seriously question 
whether a single webserver with hundreds or thousands of distinct SSL sites on 
it is really a good idea.


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