Feisty Meta physics
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Fri Nov 2 02:37:49 UTC 2007
On Thu, 01 Nov 2007 21:05:12 +0100
Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 20:37 +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > man iftab
> man iftab
> No manual entry for iftab
iftab - assign consistent names to network interfaces
The file /etc/iftab contains descriptive information about the
various network interfaces and is used by udev(8) and its
iftab_helper(8) to assign consistent names to network interfaces.
/etc/iftab defines a set of mappings. Each mapping contains an
inter‐ face name and a set of selectors which identify the physical
network device that should be assigned that name.
If a network device matches all selectors of a mapping,
udev will rename the interface to the name given by the mapping.
If a network device does not match all of the selectors, but
has the same name as the mapping, udev instead will rename the
interface so that it does not have the name given by the kernel.
> aptitude show iftab
> E: Unable to locate package iftab
> aptitude search iftab
> apt-file search /etc/iftab
> Google has of course many hits, but they are all over the place, and
> without more detailed study I don't know what it really does. So I
> hoped for a quick answer by Derek :)
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