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Date:	Sat, 24 May 2008 11:37:38 +0100
From:	James Chapman <>
To:	David Woodhouse <>
CC:	Matt Domsch <>,
	Jan Engelhardt <>,
	Jon Masters <>,
	Thomas Graf <>, Rick Jones <>,
	"Kok, Auke" <>,,
Subject: Re: network interface *name* alias support?

David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-05-24 at 10:15 +0100, James Chapman wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be better to fix any applications that can't handle
>> renamed devices?
> _Are_ there any such applications? Other than NetworkManager crapping
> itself when the device name is too long, I'm not aware of any.

I think pppd is one such app (multilink and radius features may break), 
though this thread has only been concerned with eth devices so far. I'm 
sure I used a command line tool recently that was checking device names 
for eth%d patterns but I can't remember what it was now. :(

James Chapman
Katalix Systems Ltd
Catalysts for your Embedded Linux software development

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