How do I name my network interface?
racerx at makeworld.com
Sun Oct 23 09:32:46 PDT 2005
Andreas Davour wrote:
> I have realized that my new motherboard has a built-in network
> interface, and I'd like to use it as well as the PCI based one I have.
> But, what do I call it when I plumb it with "ifconfig"?
> The PCI card I have is identified during boot as rl0, and the built-in
> as "rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0".
> Using "ifconfig rlphy0 plumb" does not work. It says:
> ifconfig: SIOCIFCREATE: Invalid argument
> and that's it.
> So, what do I call it? I tried rl1 as well, no cookie.
Do this: dmesg | more
Look for instances of all nics.
If its onboard - it may be called fxp0
A shy, introverted child will choose a crowded public
area to loudly demonstrate new acquired vocabulary.
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