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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

On Sat, 23 Jun 2012, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:11:28AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> > > With the restriction that multiple interfaces can't have the same label
> > > at the same time in a system.
> >
> > but I don't see why such a restriction should be required. It may be
> > useful for something, and if the admin wants to label network interfaces
> > the same, that is their perogative.. the driver name is still a unique
> > identifier.
> Because the goal is to be able to reference interfaces by label.
> If 2 interfaces have the same label, you don't know which one to choose.

And thus, you are saying that you can't see a reason to allow it?

I am saying I can't see any reason to disallow things like that. As I
said, it may be useful for something.  And our job, as OS developers, is
to make things possible..


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