GNU/Linux Command – NAMEIF

nameif — NAME the network InterFaces based on MAC addresses.
 
Summary :
nameif is used to name the network interfaces based on MAC addresses. It is useful, when you have more then one network interfaces/ cards and you want to specify the name (eth0,..) for each interfaces.
 
Example:
# nameif -- Read the config info from /etc/mactab file.  # nameif -s -- Same as above. But error messages goto the syslog.  # nameif -s eth0 00:0D:87:77:74:5C -- Name the card with specifiedMAC as eth0 and error goto syslog.
Note:

1. Nameif should be run before the interface is up, otherwise it’ll fail.
2. Format of the /etc/mactab file:-
  # Comments
  eth0 00:0D:87:77:74:5B
  eth1 00:0D:87:78:7D:6B
 
Read: man nameif

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