[ILUG] Ubuntu networking questions
colm at stdlib.net
Thu Feb 23 16:05:34 GMT 2006
On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 03:59:17PM +0000, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> Depends how you look at it. According to ifconfig/ifup/ifdown, yes, it's
> a seperate interface. But to all practical intents and purposes, and
> according to iproute, it's not. ifconfig is deprecated, iproute is
Nah, logical sub-interfaces are used in a few other places too.
Sub-interfaces can be bonded to for example, which allows applications
to listen on a sub-set of addresses, or to prefer a specific source
address, without having to specify a list of which addresses. This is
probably the biggest effect/difference.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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