Summary: Multiple addresses per i/f in 4.x?

From: Sean Ward (
Date: Fri Sep 20 1996 - 12:21:42 CDT

Wow! Once again this list comes through! Within 30 minutes of seeing my post,
I had the answer I needed with a URL of where to find the needed software. In
my original question (shown at the end of this message), I asked if an
ethernet interface on a SunOS box could have multiple addresses, as this
feature is built into Solaris. The way to do it is with 'vif', which stands
for virtual interface. It's available at

Many thanks to all of the following:
Nicky Ayoub <Nicky.Ayoub@Microchip.COM> (Stephen Harris)
Paul Kanz <>
"Mark C. Henderson" <>
bern@TI.Uni-Trier.DE (Jochen Bern)
Reto Lichtensteiger <>
Waqar Hafiz <> (Rich Casto)
Michael Blandford <>

And anyone else I may have missed.

Original question:
Hello all. I've noticed in the Solaris 2.x faq it mentions (4.10) that you can
have more than one address per interface by using ':N' after the interface
name. Is there any way, through 3rd party software or something else, to do
the same thing in SunOS?

Thanks in advance,

Sean Ward, Systems Dude			+1-805-447-1774 voice
Amgen Inc.				+1-805-499-9096 fax
Amgen Center
Thousand Oaks, CA  91320-1789 USA	...uunet!amgen!seanw

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