Subject: Re: lo(4) as a clonable interface
To: None <>
From: Peter Postma <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/23/2004 22:23:06
On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:00:46PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Peter Postma wrote:
> > The attached patch converts lo(4) into a clonable interface.
> > So there's no longer need to rebuild the kernel to add additional loopback
> > interfaces.
> Why do you need multiple loopback devices - hosting many IPs on one
> machine?

It could be probably used for something like that, yes.
I've used it a few times for debugging and testing things.

And besides, both FreeBSD and OpenBSD can clone the loop interface,
so why not we? :-)

Peter Postma