Re: Kernel Routing sequence

From: Al Boldi
Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 00:45:24 EST


Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> Having more than one
> interface in the same network range is generally a bad idea, but
> works reasonably provided one uses a subnet of the other.

For all practical purposes it is unusable, since the subnetting-scheme
is hardcoded into the linux kernel. Bummer!

> The Linux kernel can route in pretty much any manner you
> can imagine, it just needs to be given proper instructions. But as
> always it is best to design your network in such manner that no
> strange routing is needed.

You are right, ie: Do not use overlapping subnets!

Thanks for the tip, but it would have helped being more explicit.

Regards to all,
AL

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