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Subject: [linux-help] Re: interfaces..
From: Jonathan Hall <jonhall@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 14:30:13 -0600
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I'm not really sure what you're trying to accomplish, but here are a coupe
thins that might help:

1) The only way to assign multiple IPs to a single interface is with IP
aliasing (i.e. eth0:0, eth0:1, etc)

2) You can (if you have kernel support for it) use a 'dummy' network
interface.  dummy0, dummy1, etc.  It doesn't connect to any hardware at all,
it just acts like.. well, a "dummy network interface"  You can ping it,
connect to it... even route to it if you really want to.  But the only
machine that will be able to use it is your local machine.  It won't respond
to any requests sent out over your ethernet interface, in other words.

On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 10:12:28PM +0530, Hareesh V H wrote:
> hello! could somebody please tell me this? can i simulate networking on a
> single machine running linux? apart from the localhost networking, i mean.
> is there a possibility of assigning more than 2 ipv4 addresses to a single
> ethernet interface? i mean other than eth0 and eth0:1? can i specify on of
> these as the default gateway? thenks in advance,
> Hareesh.
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