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Re: primary and secondary ip addresses

To: Hasso Tepper <hasso@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: primary and secondary ip addresses
From: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 17:02:59 +0100 (CET)
Cc: Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Neil Horman <nhorman@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Hasso Tepper wrote:

No. There is only one primary address per interface and it is used if
destination address doesn't indicate which source address to use.

In the linux world your first primary is used for this purpose if I am not mistaken.

But this shouldn't happen much in any sane network, and when it does it is not that unlikely the return traffic won't know how to reach you correctly..

Regards
Henrik

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