Subject: Re: inet aliases and routed
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 08/17/2000 11:40:55
>You need a route via the loopback to make this work. This should be
>added automatically if you use /etc/ifaliases. I believe 'ifconfig' adds
>this automatically when you add the "primary" address.
>(e.g. my machine has a route via loopback for it's primary ethernet's
>'route add $alias 127.0.0.1'
basically, BSD code does not really expect to have multiple interface
addresses from the same prefix (for example, 10.1.1.1/24 and
10.1.1.2/24). there are many assumption made about it, including
in_ifinit(). as it is critical requirement for IPv6, KAME team is
trying to cook up better code (it is not yet merged into *BSD).
we will need to bring it back to IPv4 too, it seems.