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Re: net-tools future

* Wouter Verhelst:

> 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>

Hmm, this did not really work a couple of years ago once there was
some process using the network interface in a substantial way.  I see
this has improved (and libpcap runs into an infinite loop, yay).

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