IP aliasing

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IP aliasing is associating more than one IP address to a network interface. With this, one node on a network can have multiple connections to a network, each serving a different purpose.

In the Linux kernel, it was first implemented by Juan José Ciarlante in 1995.[1] On Solaris this was called logical network interface and was first available in Solaris 2.5 in 1995.[2] It has also been possible in Microsoft Windows NT since (at least) Windows NT 3.51,[3] released in 1995.


  1. ^ Ciarlante, Juan Jose (1995-11-30). "ip alias ....". Linux-Net (Mailing list). 
  2. ^ "http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19641-01/802-1930-1M/802-1930-1M.pdf". SunOS Reference Manual. October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Adding More than Five IP Addresses to NIC in Windows NT (MSKB 149426)". Microsoft Knowledge Base. October 31, 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-26.