chiark / gitweb /
man: document automatic networkd IP range allocation
authorLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:42:06 +0000 (20:42 +0200)
committerLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:42:06 +0000 (20:42 +0200)
man/systemd.network.xml

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                                                 an Address key (see below). This option may be specified
                                                 more than once.
                                                 </para>
+
+                                                <para>If the specified
+                                                address is 0.0.0.0
+                                                (for IPv4) or [::]
+                                                (for IPv6) a new
+                                                address range of the
+                                                requested size is
+                                                automatically
+                                                allocated from a
+                                                system-wide pool of
+                                                unused ranges. The
+                                                allocated range is
+                                                checked against all
+                                                current network
+                                                interfaces and all
+                                                known network
+                                                configuration files to
+                                                avoid IP range
+                                                conflicts. The default
+                                                system-wide pool
+                                                consists of
+                                                192.168.0.0/16,
+                                                172.16.0.0/12 and
+                                                10.0.0.0/8 for IPv4,
+                                                and [fc00::] for
+                                                IPv6. This
+                                                functionality is
+                                                useful to manage a
+                                                large number of
+                                                dynamically created
+                                                network interfaces
+                                                with the same network
+                                                configuration and
+                                                automatic address
+                                                range
+                                                assignment.</para>
+
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