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Date:	Sun, 25 May 2008 05:07:16 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@...ozas.de>
CC:	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>,
	James Chapman <jchapman@...alix.com>,
	Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch@...l.com>,
	Jon Masters <jonathan@...masters.org>,
	Thomas Graf <tgraf@...g.ch>, Rick Jones <rick.jones2@...com>,
	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>, johnathan@...masters.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: network interface *name* alias support?

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Saturday 2008-05-24 22:31, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>> 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.
>> iptraf uses device names to determine the device type:
> 
> Run `iptraf -u`, and it works with any name.

Thanks for the hint. Its stupid nevertheless.

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