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Re: net-tools future

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:53:55PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Bernd Zeimetz:
> > Being able to rename an interface without messing with udev is a
> > feature, not a bug.
> I think you can't rename most interfaces after the boot process
> anyway.  Or has the kernel been changed and can rename interfaces
> which are in use?

How on earth does 'network interface is in use' correlate to 'the system
is booting'?

ip link set <dev> down
ip addr flush dev <dev>
<rename address>

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