assigning multiple IP's to one NIC
rpl at concepts.nl
Tue Mar 30 09:51:56 GMT 2004
Op Mon, 29 Mar 2004 18:44:55 -0800 schreef Steven Michalske aan Remco Lubbers
<rpl at concepts.nl>,Lunar general discussion list <lunar at lunar-linux.org>:
> here is a question, is ranging ip addresses like this a common practice?
In the virtual hosting business: it is! Most accounts get their own IP-address
for various reasons. And having only 1 IP per NIC would limit the maximum
number of accounts per server somewhat ;-)
> what benefits does this yield?
- Most importantly: for measering datatraffic on the switch, which
is done on a per-IP basis. These figures can be included in the
customers handle and can be used in the accounting-software.
- If you have multiple SSL-sites on one machine, you will need
an IP per SSL-site.
- a lot of companies hosting on a shared server want their own IP
address, trying to look professional ;-)
> i can provide for a automagical way to set this up if it is deemed
Pls deem it relevant :-)
And please consider implementing a "no_aliasrouting"-option for the nic,
otherwise things get really slow if you have 254 IP's per NIC!
I'm curiously looking forward to the solution!
Remco P. Lubbers (rpl at concepts.nl)
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