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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 04:24:33PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> On 29 June 2012 15:16, Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 03:10:13PM +0100, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> >> >Yes, it's not intended to be more than a convenience. user-settable names
> >> >aren't more than this either (but less convenient, IMHO).
> >>
> >> This conversation has gone really long, and I'm still not sure of
> >> the outcome of it. I have however a simple patch that allows
> >> renaming network interfaces. Is there any interest on posting it?
> >
> > renaming interfaces alone is not acceptable
> While I don't want to open the entire can of worms again, would
> renaming interfaces plus boot time name always being visible as a
> human readable value from ifconfig be sufficient?

It depends for what they're being used. Roger, why do you want this ?
Isn't passing a FD to qemu instead of a name working ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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