Multiple VIPA addresses

Multiple virtual interfaces can be configured. Multiple VIPA interfaces would be useful, for example, if network routers could give preferential treatment to packets sent to or from certain VIPA addresses.

Or, you might use multiple VIPA interfaces if they were binding applications to a specific VIPA interface. For example, to run multiple web servers for multiple companies on a single machine, you could configure the following:
  • vi0
  • vi1
  • vi2