Patchwork net: update documentation ip aliases

login
register
mail settings
Submitter stephen hemminger
Date Jan. 28, 2009, 4:20 p.m.
Message ID <20090128082030.1b166262@extreme>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/20646/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
Headers show

Comments

stephen hemminger - Jan. 28, 2009, 4:20 p.m.
This documentation is old.  Add a short note to describe why aliases
are no long necessary, and remove the old contact/edit info.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>


--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
David Miller - Jan. 30, 2009, 12:16 a.m.
From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:20:30 -0800

> This documentation is old.  Add a short note to describe why aliases
> are no long necessary, and remove the old contact/edit info.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>

Applied, thanks a lot Stephen.
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Patch

--- a/Documentation/networking/alias.txt	2009-01-28 08:13:26.103682808 -0800
+++ b/Documentation/networking/alias.txt	2009-01-28 08:18:03.624759404 -0800
@@ -2,13 +2,13 @@ 
 IP-Aliasing:
 ============
 
-IP-aliases are additional IP-addresses/masks hooked up to a base 
-interface by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig. 
-This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
-
-IP-Aliases are avail if CONFIG_INET (`standard' IPv4 networking) 
-is configured in the kernel.
+IP-aliases are an obsolete way to manage multiple IP-addresses/masks
+per interface. Newer tools such as iproute2 support multiple
+address/prefixes per interface, but aliases are still supported
+for backwards compatibility.
 
+An alias is formed by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig.
+This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
 
 o Alias creation.
   Alias creation is done by 'magic' interface naming: eg. to create a
@@ -38,16 +38,3 @@  o Relationship with main device
 
   If the base device is shut down the added aliases will be deleted 
   too.
-
-
-Contact
--------
-Please finger or e-mail me:
-   Juan Jose Ciarlante <jjciarla@raiz.uncu.edu.ar>
-
-Updated by Erik Schoenfelder <schoenfr@gaertner.DE>
-
-; local variables:
-; mode: indented-text
-; mode: auto-fill
-; end: