LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 35
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Renaming Dummy Interface (dummy0)

I am using dummy network interface (dummy0) for communication between the host and guest when I use XEN. The name dummy0 seems a little bit too ... generic. Therefore, I want to change it.

My preference is to use udev. However, since the MAC address was generated randomly, it seems impossible to rename with udev?

I can rename it using 'ip link set dummy0 name xxx '. What's the best location to do this? Other services will depend on this interface so I can't rename in rc.local. Should I customize the rcN.d/network (or similar) script?
Old 01-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2011
Location: Nederland
Distribution: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
In most installations the interfaces are defined in /etc/network/interfaces


dummy.c, network bridge, rename, udev

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dummy interface drManhattan Linux - Networking 2 12-11-2010 08:25 AM
dummy.c AlanScott Linux From Scratch 10 07-21-2008 08:43 PM
setup dummy interface running DHCP and DNS for VM scheidel21 Linux - Wireless Networking 0 08-29-2007 01:46 PM
How to get rid of dummy0 krizzz Slackware 3 09-28-2006 04:01 AM
Dummy interface?? wtf?? DertyolBA$HTARD Linux - Networking 1 11-14-2004 11:01 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration