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Re: Naming interfaces

Kai Hendry wrote:

For some odd reason my network interfaces have swapped around. I thought
the usual remedy was to use nameif but that doesn't seem to work.

Attached is my /etc/network/interfaces

Is there some way of getting rid of wifiX? I assume it's just the same
as my ethX and I find it confusing.

I'm guessing the device in question is a cisco wifi card. In that case, you can't get a rid of wifiX. It's not exactly the same as ethX- you use ethX for normal use and wifiX for monitoring (kismet, ethereal, and friends). I don't know why it's that way- it just is.

I hate it how dhclient slows down my boot when there is no network
plugged into my T30. I think there is a package to do that. Any

Yes, there is a package for that- look into laptop-net. Among other things, it will get your dhcp address only when a cable is plugged in, and it can do a whole lot of auto-configuration stuff. I use it quite a bit, and love it.

Best wishes,

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo eth0

iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp
   pre-up nameif eth0 00:0D:60:2E:A9:F5

# The wireless
iface eth1 inet dhcp
   pre-up nameif eth1 00:02:8A:29:8B:61
Thanks, Joshua

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