Network interface aliasing?
mikel.king at olivent.com
Wed Mar 7 17:02:34 UTC 2012
On Mar 7, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Bas Smeelen wrote:
> On 03/07/2012 04:24 PM, Mikel King wrote:
>> On 3/7/12 9:39 AM, Brent Clark wrote:
>>> I would like to ask.
>>> Is it possible to, do network interface aliasing. Im not talking about ip
>>> I basically want to bind one process to network interface vr0:0 and
>>> another process to vr0:1.
>> You can rename an interface to just about anything you wish. If the
>> process allows for interface binding then you can use that new name.
> This gives the interface a different name.
> It does not create an alias name for the interface as far as I understand.
> Kind regards,
True but the alias option in BSD only allows for assigning another IP address to an existing interface. Taking a second look at this request it appears to be more of a subinterface phenomenon and not an alias at all.
As far as I recall FreeBSD does not support this sort of subinterface naming. But I wonder if there's a way to create pseudo interfaces to pull something similar off, however wonder what's the point.
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