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Re: Debian Installer team monthly meeting minutes (20051214 meeting)

In article <[🔎] 200512181614.19649.aragorn@tiscali.nl> you wrote:
>> use nameif.
> This has been suggested before but AIUI nameif has problems/limitations 
> renaming eth0.

Well, you just cant use existing names (this could be fixed, however i am
not sure if this is needed) 

I am currently not sure which limitation that is which makes eth0 special.

We could enhance the ifup interfaces file format to use MACs as interface
identifiers and have an additional labeling statement. (i know it can be
done with other means right now but I think it sould be introduced as first
class citizen - AIUI just like suse does):

iface 00:00:C0:A1:E7:CD inet static
     name lan0
     up route add -net netmask gw || true

We could even "just" change the kernel to asign a name ethXXXXXXXXXXXX, then
most likely no new features are needed.


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