How many IP address aliases can practically be used on one
physical Ethernet interface?
danial_thom at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 31 07:12:53 PST 2006
--- Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> tomasflyer at netscape.net wrote:
> > I am implementing and using a test bed
> simulating a huge amount of IP
> > clients, each preferable having a unique IP
> address. There is no, no way
> > to have an individual physical interface for
> each simulated client so I
> > use IP aliases.
> Use BPF or libnet to generate test traffic
> using spoofed IPs, rather than
> actually configuring a machine with thousands
> of IPs. There are also companies
> which make hardware IP traffic generators, if
> you want to buy a solution rather
> than building one.
> For most purposes, generating 1000 connection
> requests from one host using 1 IP
> is pretty close to generating 1000 connection
> requests from one host using 1000 IPs.
Depends what you're testing of course.
Use raw sockets and then you can "simulate"
whatever IPs you without regard to the address of
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