Re: missing aliased interfaces in /proc/net/dev

Simon Kenyon (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:57:49 +0000

A.N.Kuznetsov said:
> So that, the statement sort of "packet A arrived on alias B"
> is non-sense. Packets arrive on physical devices and kernel even never
> tries to determine on what "alias" they arrived.
> The same thing is true about output packets.

does this mean that apache style virtual hosts will not work in 2.1.x?

> I'd write it into a README, but it seems to be not urgent. Actually,
> this approach is not new at all. It is parallel to Linux IPv6 and
> it looks similar to sanitized 4.4BSD.

i have not used 2.1.x because i cannot find documentation which explains how
this stuff works. it may not be urgent to *you*, but i would appreciate *some*