In the Linux kernel, it was first implemented by Juan José Ciarlante in 1995. On Solaris this was called logical network interface and was first available in Solaris 2.5 in 1995. It has also been possible in Microsoft Windows NT since (at least) Windows NT 3.51, released in 1995.
- Ciarlante, Juan Jose (1995-11-30). "ip alias ....". Linux-Net mailing list. http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/net/9512.0/0003.html.
- "http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19641-01/802-1930-1M/802-1930-1M.pdf". SunOS Reference Manual. October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
- "Adding More than Five IP Addresses to NIC in Windows NT (MSKB 149426)". Microsoft Knowledge Base. October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
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