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NAMEIF(8)		Linuxs Administrators 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 itll fail.


       Only works for Ethernet currently.

net-tools			  18 Oct 2000			     NAMEIF(8)

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