Sun, 5 Aug 2001 00:43:28 +0100
At 14:54 on 3 Aug 01, David Ford wrote about Re: IP Aliasing:
> Antony Stone wrote:
> >Why is it deprecated ? What's wrong with it, or, what's better about
> >using iproute2 ?
> Because "eth0" is an interface, 188.8.131.52 is information attached to that
> There is no "eth0:1", it's a hackery and completely useless, void of
> iproute2 tools are much more powerful, it's like comparing a soap box
> gocart with a dodge viper (without the fancy exterior).
> ip can do so much more than ifconfig, route, and arp all put together,
> it's amazing.
> Try out the tool and just for example, type "ip r s t 0", that's route
> show table 0. Did you realize you had that many internal routes? It's
> like a box of ABC cubes compared to a radio shack advanced electronics
> You can do -everything- with iproute2.
So, you're saying that iproute2 can do so much more.... which I might or
might not want ?
If I don't need the Dodge Viper, or the electronics kit (or I don't want
to spend the time learning how to do the basics with something so
complex), is there anything actually wrong about sticking with the gocart
and the ABC blocks ?
If all I'm trying to do is assign multiple addresses to a single physical
interface, is there anything bad about just using ifconfig eth0:1 etc and
keeping my life simple ?
Please tell me if there's something evil about this which I don't