[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 5.X, renaming interfaces, and boot scripts

Trish Lynch trish
Mon Nov 1 21:27:38 EST 2004

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Tillman Hodgson wrote:

> How's that for a subject line? *grin*
> Anyway, I was playing with renaming hmeX interfaces on a quad-NIC in an
> Ultra 5 running -CURRENT today. This could be very, very useful for
> firewalls -- I've gotten interfaces mixed up before (one a box with 10
> interfaces).
> But what about boot scripts?
> It seems to me that there needs to be a knob to name an interface
> /before/ networking is brought up, or else the scripts will reference
> the wrong name. Is there such a beast?
> grep'ing for 'name' in /etc/defaults doesn't show anything like it,
> though I could be looking in the wrong place. devfs, maybe?
> -T

I haven't screwed around with the renaming of nics, however its nice to
know there is someone else crazy enough to run FreeBSD/sparc64 :)

I have an E250, and its been running great for about a year now as my mail


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