Posted Sep 4, 2008 20:01 UTC (Thu) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Parent article: Sysfs and namespaces
At work for various reason, I needed to change the VLAN tag used on one board, but the name of the virtual interface in Linux is eth0.<tag> which means that every part of our software which stored the name of the interface had to be modified: not good.
I asked if it was possible to create virtual interfaces with a 'logical name' independently of the value of the tag, but this isn't possible..
Oh well, at least Linux isn't naming the interfaces by the name of the HW maker as *BSD do I think, otherwise it'd be even worse..