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Date:      Sat, 26 Feb 2000 13:53:43 -0800 (PST)
From:      Ken Keeler <>
To:        Walter Brameld <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: tun0 is growing
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.21.0002261343140.8386-100000@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <00022612014105.05869@Bozo_3.BozoLand.domain>

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On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Walter Brameld wrote:

> I've just started noticing something during the last week or so. I'm seeing a
> growing inet connections showing up when I do ifconfig. Here's what it looks
> like right now:

> tun0: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> 	inet --> netmask 0xffffffff 
> 	inet --> netmask 0xffffffff 
> 	inet --> netmask 0xffffffff 
> 	inet --> netmask 0xffffffff 
> 	inet --> netmask 0xffffff00 
> Could someone tell me what this might indicate?

Those are the various dynamic IP's that have been assigned to you by your

Now they are aliases to the tun0 interface. (except for the last one)

There is a section in ppp.linkdown that describes how to keep the number
of aliases to a minimum. 

student 1 each     Ken Keeler
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