number of IPs per interface

David Morris dwm at
Thu Jul 26 16:59:36 UTC 2007

I would imagine the issue is the utility you are using to define the
virtual IPs ... I've not tried a massive number on debian, but I have
several RH 3 systems where I normally use 1000+. Use ifconfig directly.

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Fast Jack wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a little trouble with the client-side of my polygraph
> setup. So far I am only using one machine as a polygraph client. On
> this machine I would like to have the robots send requests from as
> many IPs as possible. But so far I have not been able to create more
> than 73 additional IPs at eth0. If I'm not mistaken polygraph supports
> at most 1000 IPs per machine so that is not the problem.
> I have tried both run-time address creation and prenatal address
> creation (ip addr add .....) but for some reason the interface does
> not accept more than 73 IPs.
> Is there some kind of parameter that sets the maximum number of IPs
> per interface?
> If not, what else might b the problem?
> The machine is running Debian 4.0 with a kernel.

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