Now we have a good use for the ip command. ip assigns multiple addresses to network interfaces, which is totally groovy because you can practice setting up and testing routing without needing a herd of computers. All you need to get started is two computers connected to the same Ethernet switch. In the following examples, I'm using a desktop PC and a laptop connected to an old 8-port gigabit switch. Yes, I know, there are newer switches that are so fast they reach the future before we do. Any Ethernet switch you want to use is fine.
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