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Re: [PATCH] hashed device lookup (Does NOT meet Linus' sumission policy!

To: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] hashed device lookup (Does NOT meet Linus' sumission policy!)
From: David Ford <david@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 02:22:31 -0800 (PST)
Cc: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx" <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20010107162905.B1804@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> Virtual IP interfaces in the form of ifname:<number> (e.g. eth:1) IMO
> should be deprecated and removed completely in 2.5.x. It's an ugly
> external wart that should be removed.
> That said, if this was done -- how would things like routing daemons
> and bind cope? Actually, when I think about it they can't cope with
> situating like this now:
> tapu:~# ip addr show lo
> 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP> mtu 3904 qdisc noqueue
>     link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
>     inet scope host lo
>     inet scope global lo

BIND copes just fine, how would it not?  I haven't heard any problems with
routing daemons either.

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