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Re: primary and secondary ip addresses

To: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: primary and secondary ip addresses
From: Hasso Tepper <hasso@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:03:22 +0200
Cc: Andrea G Forte <andreaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Harald Welte <laforge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Neil Horman <nhorman@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Andrea G Forte wrote:
> > This does not help, since if I want to use my secondary IP address
> > instead of my primary, I cannot delete the primary otherwise all of my
> > secondary IPs are lost as well (and since I can only have only one
> > primary IP address).
>
> Why change the primary address? What is wrong with simply changing the
> route to use the other source IP?

There is no support for it in most of user space software. None of the 
routing protocols suites support it etc.

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Hasso Tepper
Elion Enterprises Ltd.
WAN administrator

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