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

A.N.Kuznetsov (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 19:27:53 +0300

In article <> you wrote:
: > 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*
: documentation

>From the viewpoint of basic applications nothing was changed.
The things became only a bit more natural, sort of "ifconfig eth0:0- ..."
is replaced with "ifconfig eth0:0 down".

They are not equivalent only from the viewpoint of so-called
"advanced applications": routing daemons etc.
Moreover, most of them are not affected, if they do not want
to use advanced API. F.e. gated-3.5, as distributed by merit,
and its brothers must continue to work as they always worked.

:-) Well, if you want to know "HOW" this stuff works,
source is the best and exhaustive documentation.

Alexey Kuznetsov