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.
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