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NAMEIF(8)            Linux System Administrator's Manual           NAMEIF(8)

NAME         top

       nameif - name network interfaces based on MAC addresses

SYNOPSIS         top

       nameif [-c configfile] [-s]
       nameif [-c configfile] [-s] {interface macaddress}

DESCRIPTION         top

       nameif renames network interfaces based on mac addresses. When no
       arguments are given /etc/mactab is read. Each line  of it contains an
       interface name and a Ethernet MAC address. Comments are allowed
       starting with #.  Otherwise the interfaces specified on the command
       line are processed.  nameif looks for the interface with the given
       MAC address and renames it to the name given.

       When the -s argument is given all error messages go to the syslog.

       When the -c argument is given with a file name that file is read
       instead of /etc/mactab.

NOTES         top

       nameif should be run before the interface is up, otherwise it'll
       fail.

FILES         top

       /etc/mactab

BUGS         top

       Only works for Ethernet currently.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the net-tools (networking utilities) project.
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net-tools                        2008-10-03                        NAMEIF(8)