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Date:	Sun, 25 May 2008 05:07:16 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Jan Engelhardt <>
CC:	David Woodhouse <>,
	James Chapman <>,
	Matt Domsch <>,
	Jon Masters <>,
	Thomas Graf <>, Rick Jones <>,
	"Kok, Auke" <>,,
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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