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How many virtual IP addresses are allowed to be added per network card? I am running a Linux OS.

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Do you mean IPv6? – mailq Nov 5 '11 at 20:34

I believe the answer is "as many as you have have memory to support and IP addresses available". There is not a soft limit in the kernel that I am aware of.

What is the Maximum Number of IPs that can be Assigned to a Given Computer?

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I've done over 2,000 before without a problem. I've read success reports up to 5,080 addresses. (And that was all that person needed.) – David Schwartz Nov 5 '11 at 21:48

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