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Re: Specifying names for tap interfaces

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 04:02:02PM +0100, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> But a user could do:
> ifconfig bnx0 name tmp
> ifconfig bnx1 name bnx0
> ifconfig tmp name bnx1

I believe linux disallows this (it causes serious grief).
(Actually it may not actually check!)

I also remember a certain system allowing interface names that ended
with digits - then add the unit number.


David Laight:

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