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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 12:37:49AM +0200, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
> On 20.06.2012 22:08, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > I saw some people being unhappy with the idea of interface rename
> > ("once you're renamed it to foobar you don't know anymore if it's a
> > wm(4) or a tap(4), or possibly a bridge(4)") and I also like being
> > able to classify interfaces looking at their name,
> > But I also see a need to be able to refer to them using a different name.
> > But this is different from a rename.
> > I really think the feature we want is "alias", not "rename".
> In that case, I would avoid the use of "alias". ifconfig(8) uses it
> already, but for another purpose.
Yes, the word alias is confusing. That's why I invended 'xalias' a previous
mail, by lack of a better word.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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