[clug] SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - ifconfig
bhards at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jun 5 20:01:16 EST 2003
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On Thu, 5 Jun 2003 08:44 am, Jepri wrote:
> The order is clear, logical and useless - the first card it finds gets
> the first interface number, count up from there.
> You can see this by, say, putting two network cards in, noting their
> interface numbers, then swapping them in their physical sockets.
> It's a real bugger when dealing with PCMCIA cards, although there is a
> program that tries to associate IP addresses with known cards.
nameif is your friend. You can associate interface names with MAC addresses,
even useful interface names, like ifwireless and ifmain, rather than ethX.
There is a summary document of how to use this, written by Randy Dunlap at
OSDL. If you can't find it, let me know, and I'll send it.
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