/etc/inittab went away && wlan has weird device name

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Wed Mar 15 22:13:58 UTC 2006

Michal Jaegermann (michal at harddata.com) said: 
> At least in theory you should be able to give some "non-weird" and
> a fixed name to your wireless interface in /etc/mactab.  Check
> 'man nameif' for a description.  I did not test that but various
> scripts in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts make an impression that
> they try to take /etc/mactab into consideration.
> Surely you can get that if you will force a run of 'nameif' early
> enough in a boot sequence but this means some extra startup scripts
> and likely is not needed at all.


- doesn't handle collisions among names (just dies with -EEXIST)
- fails really badly on devices that create both eth0 and wifi0
  (can change the wrong device)


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