[Ilugc] configure the virtual IP
steve at lonetwin.net
Tue Jan 12 15:07:45 IST 2010
On 01/12/2010 02:49 PM, Saravanan S wrote:
> Since everything in Linux is a file, you can create a virtual NIC by
> duplicating the eth0 device file.
...and pray tell how is that done ?? What exactly is the eth0 device file ?
> Im sorry, the previous was a top post. ;)
Although, top posting is bad, leaving out context is also just as bad (if not
worse). Please use interleaved posting.
To the OP, you asked:
> Anyone know how to configure the virtual IP on the same Ethernet interface(ethx) ?
> I mean, Configure the multiple IPs on eth0, not eth0:0 or eth0:1
What exactly do you mean ? If you do not want the association of eth0:X with the
IP, how else will you refer to the device associated with the IP ? (for instance
while using the ifconfig, route or iptable commands).
> There is a way to do using RTNETLINK, But I am not able to find any resource in the internet.
> If anyone have come across some utility or RTNETLINK please share your ideas.
AFAICT, RTNETLINK is refers to the netfilter API to manipulate the kernel
routing tables not any user space tool to assign IP addresses to NICs
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