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

       nameif - name network interfaces based on MAC addresses

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

       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.

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


       Only works for Ethernet currently.

net-tools                         2008-10-03                         NAMEIF(8)
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