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Re: maximum number of ip aliases
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Simon Lok wrote:
> I am trying to setup a machine with a large number of
> IP aliases bound to a single interface. When I do this,
> things seems to be happy to some extent, but sometimes
> I get the message "socket: too many open file descriptors"
> followed by a program quitting. BIND in particular seems
> to have this problem.
that's a program hitting its file descriptor limit. see man
you don't mention what a "large number" is. it could be six, in which
case something is setup wrong (low limits) or it could be a million, in
which case you should probably reevaluate your solution, instead of trying
to tweak the kernel.
all we want is a headrush
all we want is to get out of our skin for a while