conf size limits and functions / scripts / class possibilities

Simon Hobson dhcp at
Fri Mar 31 16:25:24 UTC 2006

Karl Bloch Andersen wrote:

>The estimate is 1200 interfaces with at least 50 lines of conf for each.

Do you really mean interfaces, or do you means subnets ?

>Due to the Boolean logic and no possibilities to make loops (as far as I
>found out), I'm expecting to get a lot of dupe configuration in the
>different parts of the configuration.
>The thing is that lots of different interfaces (start of the circuit ID)
>with the same ending ID in groups repeating.

Can you give examples ? And if it's not obvious, what you have/are 
trying to achieve ?

>If there's no way to use functions / scripts / class what is the
>functional limit of conf entries?

I don't think anyone's found it yet ! We did have someone complaining 
of long startup times, but he had a pool with something like "range" !


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