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



NAME
       nameif - name network interfaces based on MAC addresses

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

DESCRIPTION
       nameif renames network interfaces based on mac addresses. When no argu-
       ments are given /etc/mactab is read.  Each  line   of  it  contains  an
       interface  name and a Ethernet MAC address. Comments are allowed start-
       ing 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
       nameif should be run before the interface is up, otherwise it'll fail.


FILES
       /etc/mactab

BUGS
       Only works for Ethernet currently.



net-tools                         18 Oct 2000                        NAMEIF(8)