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===Option 1: udev===
 
===Option 1: udev===
  
Create /etc/udev/rules.d/10-network.rules file with content like following:
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Create {{Filename|/etc/udev/rules.d/10-network.rules}} file with content like following:
  
 
   SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTRS{address}=="00:1e:58:48:33:08", NAME="lan"
 
   SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTRS{address}=="00:1e:58:48:33:08", NAME="lan"
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   SUBSYSTEM=="net", KERNEL=="tap5", NAME="qemu"
 
   SUBSYSTEM=="net", KERNEL=="tap5", NAME="qemu"
  
{{Note|Make sure to use the lower-case hex values in your udev rules. It doesn't like upper-case.}}
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{{Note|Make sure to use the lower-case hex values in your udev rules. It doesn't like uppercase.}}
  
 
===Option 2: ifrename===
 
===Option 2: ifrename===
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   ifrename -i eth0 -n lan
 
   ifrename -i eth0 -n lan
  
or create config file (/etc/iftab), for example:
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or create config file ({{Filename|/etc/iftab}}), for example:
  
 
  lan mac 00:0C:6E:C6:94:81
 
  lan mac 00:0C:6E:C6:94:81

Revision as of 23:52, 29 August 2011


Prerequisites

  • ifrename tool which is a part of wireless_tools package
  • udev package, which is already installed of course

Generic network interfaces

Option 1: udev

Create Template:Filename file with content like following:

 SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTRS{address}=="00:1e:58:48:33:08", NAME="lan"
 SUBSYSTEM=="net", KERNEL=="tap1", NAME="vpn"
 SUBSYSTEM=="net", KERNEL=="tap5", NAME="qemu"
Note: Make sure to use the lower-case hex values in your udev rules. It doesn't like uppercase.

Option 2: ifrename

Run ifrename directly

 ifrename -i eth0 -n lan

or create config file (Template:Filename), for example:

lan		mac 00:0C:6E:C6:94:81
internet	mac 00:0C:6E:C6:94:82

and run

 $ ifrename -c /etc/iftab

PPP interfaces

Add into /etc/ppp/ip-up script following lines:

 IF=$1
 /sbin/ifconfig $IF down
 /usr/sbin/ifrename -i $IF -n <NEWNAME>
 /sbin/ifconfig <NEWNAME> up

where <NEWNAME> is new name for ppp interface