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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-01-30 08:41:36 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-01-30 08:41:36 -0800
commitdbeb17016e4d0affccfa07f4e8f61feac75c5a18 (patch)
tree0cbda9fb039cb96d7c76cce19e1f792d46cd2a3c /Documentation
parent0461ec5bc7745b89a8ab67ba0ea497abd58a6301 (diff)
parentf99ec0649accb581cf3e8fcfeea796e82d05f4ea (diff)
Merge git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6
* git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-2.6: (29 commits) tulip: fix 21142 with 10Mbps without negotiation drivers/net/skfp: if !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN): inverted logic gianfar: Fix Wake-on-LAN support smsc911x: timeout reaches -1 smsc9420: fix interrupt signalling test failures ucc_geth: Change uec phy id to the same format as gianfar's wimax: fix build issue when debugfs is disabled netxen: fix memory leak in drivers/net/netxen_nic_init.c tun: Add some missing TUN compat ioctl translations. ipv4: fix infinite retry loop in IP-Config net: update documentation ip aliases net: Fix OOPS in skb_seq_read(). net: Fix frag_list handling in skb_seq_read netxen: revert jumbo ringsize ath5k: fix locking in ath5k_config cfg80211: print correct intersected regulatory domain cfg80211: Fix sanity check on 5 GHz when processing country IE iwlwifi: fix kernel oops when ucode DMA memory allocation failure rtl8187: Fix error in setting OFDM power settings for RTL8187L mac80211: remove Michael Wu as maintainer ...
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1 files changed, 6 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/alias.txt b/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
index cd12c2ff518..85046f53fcf 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
@@ -2,13 +2,13 @@
-IP-aliases are additional IP-addresses/masks hooked up to a base
-interface by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig.
-This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
-IP-Aliases are avail if CONFIG_INET (`standard' IPv4 networking)
-is configured in the kernel.
+IP-aliases are an obsolete way to manage multiple IP-addresses/masks
+per interface. Newer tools such as iproute2 support multiple
+address/prefixes per interface, but aliases are still supported
+for backwards compatibility.
+An alias is formed by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig.
+This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
o Alias creation.
Alias creation is done by 'magic' interface naming: eg. to create a
@@ -38,16 +38,3 @@ o Relationship with main device
If the base device is shut down the added aliases will be deleted
-Please finger or e-mail me:
- Juan Jose Ciarlante <jjciarla@raiz.uncu.edu.ar>
-Updated by Erik Schoenfelder <schoenfr@gaertner.DE>
-; local variables:
-; mode: indented-text
-; mode: auto-fill
-; end: