Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)
notting at redhat.com
Fri Jun 21 15:25:13 UTC 2013
Pavel Simerda (psimerda at redhat.com) said:
> > From: "Chris Adams" <linux at cmadams.net>
> > I prefer the "modern" secondaries vs. the old-style eth0:123, although I
> > have run into vendor software (such as the Plesk web hosting control
> > panel) that can't handle it. I expect if that was the "one true way" in
> > some future version of RHEL, they'd adapt.
> AFAIK with the current kernels, the only difference between aliased and
> non-aliased secondary addresses is Netlink's 'label' attribute. If you
> want to add an address that would be seen through the alias API, you just
> need to assign it a label. With libnl3 (used by NetworkManager), this is
> a matter of computing it and assigning it via rtnl_link_set_label().
> Currently we don't do that, as this for us this is unnecessary overhead,
> and as there is no known demand for it and also because the new-style
> multiple address API have been available for years.
Yeah - we have support for the label attribute in initscripts for backwards
compatibility with ifconfig/prior configuration, but we use ip/netlink for
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