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authorTobin C. Harding <me@tobin.cc>2018-07-18 13:27:35 +1000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2018-07-18 15:28:27 -0700
commit735dadf894f091bc15c06aedf8c1e99f971d3962 (patch)
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parentf15f084ff11519172c67fac4dde61daf4e9ad345 (diff)
downloadlinux-735dadf894f091bc15c06aedf8c1e99f971d3962.tar.gz
docs: networking: Convert alias.txt to rst
The kernel documentation is now restructured text. Convert the IP aliasing documentation and include it in the toplevel kernel documentation. - Fix heading adornments. - Correctly indent code snippets. - Limit line length to 72 characters inline with kernel documentation standards. - Add license identifier. Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <me@tobin.cc> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/00-INDEX2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/alias.rst49
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/alias.txt40
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/index.rst1
4 files changed, 50 insertions, 42 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX b/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
index 2b89d91b376f..1e5153ed8990 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
+++ b/Documentation/networking/00-INDEX
@@ -18,8 +18,6 @@ README.ipw2200
- README for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG and 2200BG driver.
README.sb1000
- info on General Instrument/NextLevel SURFboard1000 cable modem.
-alias.txt
- - info on using alias network devices.
altera_tse.txt
- Altera Triple-Speed Ethernet controller.
arcnet-hardware.txt
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/alias.rst b/Documentation/networking/alias.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..af7c5ee92014
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/networking/alias.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,49 @@
+.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+
+===========
+IP-Aliasing
+===========
+
+IP-aliases are an obsolete way to manage multiple IP-addresses/masks
+per interface. Newer tools such as iproute2 support multiple
+address/prefixes per interface, but aliases are still supported
+for backwards compatibility.
+
+An alias is formed by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig.
+This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
+
+
+Alias creation
+==============
+
+Alias creation is done by 'magic' interface naming: eg. to create a
+200.1.1.1 alias for eth0 ...
+::
+
+ # ifconfig eth0:0 200.1.1.1 etc,etc....
+ ~~ -> request alias #0 creation (if not yet exists) for eth0
+
+The corresponding route is also set up by this command. Please note:
+The route always points to the base interface.
+
+
+Alias deletion
+==============
+
+The alias is removed by shutting the alias down::
+
+ # ifconfig eth0:0 down
+ ~~~~~~~~~~ -> will delete alias
+
+
+Alias (re-)configuring
+======================
+
+Aliases are not real devices, but programs should be able to configure
+and refer to them as usual (ifconfig, route, etc).
+
+
+Relationship with main device
+=============================
+
+If the base device is shut down the added aliases will be deleted too.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/alias.txt b/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 85046f53fcfc..000000000000
--- a/Documentation/networking/alias.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,40 +0,0 @@
-
-IP-Aliasing:
-============
-
-IP-aliases are an obsolete way to manage multiple IP-addresses/masks
-per interface. Newer tools such as iproute2 support multiple
-address/prefixes per interface, but aliases are still supported
-for backwards compatibility.
-
-An alias is formed by adding a colon and a string when running ifconfig.
-This string is usually numeric, but this is not a must.
-
-o Alias creation.
- Alias creation is done by 'magic' interface naming: eg. to create a
- 200.1.1.1 alias for eth0 ...
-
- # ifconfig eth0:0 200.1.1.1 etc,etc....
- ~~ -> request alias #0 creation (if not yet exists) for eth0
-
- The corresponding route is also set up by this command.
- Please note: The route always points to the base interface.
-
-
-o Alias deletion.
- The alias is removed by shutting the alias down:
-
- # ifconfig eth0:0 down
- ~~~~~~~~~~ -> will delete alias
-
-
-o Alias (re-)configuring
-
- Aliases are not real devices, but programs should be able to configure and
- refer to them as usual (ifconfig, route, etc).
-
-
-o Relationship with main device
-
- If the base device is shut down the added aliases will be deleted
- too.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/index.rst b/Documentation/networking/index.rst
index 6123a7e9e1da..06bdd8232b2a 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/networking/index.rst
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@ Contents:
msg_zerocopy
failover
net_failover
+ alias
.. only:: subproject