interface renaming

Brooks Davis brooks at
Fri Oct 31 12:12:15 PST 2003

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 09:00:23PM +0100, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
> -On [20031031 20:32], Richard Coleman (richardcoleman at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> >There was a big commit to FreeBSD-current to do interface renaming to 
> >bring it in line with other *BSD.  Below is the commit message.  Is this 
> >change of interest for DFBSD?  If so, I could start work on it.
> I haven't paid attention to many kernel lists, so I have to ask you,
> what would this mean in the end?  That all ethernet interfaces, for
> example, are named like Linux does: eth0, eth1, what now might be xl0
> and fxp0?

In FreeBSD I'll probably implement an tunable to make that possiable,
but it definatly won't be the default.

-- Brooks

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