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Old 08-30-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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interface alias.


Is it possible to give an interface, say wlan0 an alias of eth*?

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about using an alias but you can change the name assigned to an interface by modifying the udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about using an alias but you can change the name assigned to an interface by modifying the udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
In Slackware 14.0 in /lib/udev/rules.d
 
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Yes that is exactly what I was looking for, thanks to both replies.
 
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/lib/udev/rules.d is meant as an upstream source and should not be touched. If you want to override a rules file, copy it to /etc/udev/rules.d and edit it there. From CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT:
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As with 13.37, the system udev rules now reside in /lib/udev/rules.d/ instead
  of /etc/udev/rules.d/ in older versions.  There should never be a reason 
  to edit anything in /lib/udev/rules.d/, so if you think you have a case 
  where this is required, either you're wrong or it needs to be addressed in 
  the upstream source.  However, you can override default rules by placing 
  one with an identical name inside /etc/udev/rules.d/  The rules files in 
  /etc/udev/rules.d/ are still intended to (maybe) be edited as needed by 
  local system administrators, and as such, the rules for optical and network 
  devices will still be placed there.
 
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