Re: renamed interfaces or ifrename confuse other programs
On Wed, 2 Nov 2005 13:30:08 -0000
marc <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jörg Schütter said...
> > Hi
> > I'm using ifrename to give my network interfaces other names
> > (lan, wlan and testlan). Unfortunately this confuses a few
> > network-tools, eg iptraff and netmon-applet.
> > What would be the right way to solve the problems?
> > - open a bug report for every program (#335882)
> > - open a bug report against ifrename for adding informations
> > regarding this problems
> > - let all interface names start with eth_ in hope the
> > applications will be able to use this interfaces again (not
> > tested)
> > - ...
> I found similar problems with ifrename, so decided to jump to using udev
> rules. Here's an outline of the process.
I don't know if I got it right, but I tried it this way:
- disable ifrename by prepending every line in /etc/iftab w/ #
- add a line which starts w/
followed by MAC address and new name for each nic to
- run udevstart
But I think I had an error in the config (or soewhere else) since
after that no network interface was available.
Jörg Schütter http://www.schuetter.org/joerg