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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 04:19:47PM +0100, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>>>"Roger" == Roger Pau Monne<roger.pau%citrix.com@localhost> writes:
> > Roger> Anything that we can control, like tap-%domid.%devid would be
> > Roger> good though. It doesn't have to follow any specific
> > Roger> nomenclature, but it will be good to be able to specify two
> > Roger> integers, one that corresponds to the domain id, and another
> > Roger> one that identifies the specific network card inside that
> > Roger> domain.
> >But that, really, Admins hate having %domid in the device name because
> >it screws up useful things like SNMP/mrtg on those devices.
> I don't really understand this, why does the name of the interface
> matters regarding SNMP or mrtg? Is this a privacy related issue?
Because everywhere an interface name appears (ipf.conf, altq.conf,
mrtg graphs, ...) you have to change it when a domU is restarted.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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