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Is it possible to assign an IP address to a computer even if it is not connected to a network?  I have a standalone PC (without any network interfaces) but I would like to assign it an IP address and aliases so that it acts as if it is connected to the internet.  Is it possible to assign an IP address or can you add aliases to the 127.0.0.1 localhost entry?

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Yes, you can. You need to have network aliasing support in your kernel. Then just use this to assign an IP address (the address in the example is a good one, it is used to private networks)

/sbin/ifconfig lo:0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0

You should use 192.168.x.x-style addresses in private networks, because they are not routed anywhere in the net.
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Is network aliasing a standard option of Linux?  I haven't installed Linux yet but I am going to install Slackware Linux.
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