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Re: List of interface names (eth*, dummy*, ath*, tap*)



In article <20050606202331.GA21986@bugs.debian.org> you wrote:
> I'm searching for a list of interface names supported under Debian for
> the netspeed GNOME applet, preferably sorted by "user-relevance".

There is no such thing as a fixed network name, they can be renamed. However
I think you can try to prefer "eth" over "ndis" over "usb*" over "ppp" over
"tap" over "sit" over "sl"

>  The
> goal is to try to select the most relevant interface one would display
> network traffic for.

perhaps it makes sense to pick the fastes up interface or use the one with
the most transfer.

Bernd



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