"ifconfig -vlandev" syntax

Yar Tikhiy yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Thu Sep 22 04:05:26 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 01:54:21PM +0300, Justas Jakubauskas wrote:
> > -vlandev takes a useless argument (vlan(4) cannot attach to more
> > than one parent anyway) while, e.g., -carpdev doesn't need one.
> And how system should know, to which device attach your vlan ?

"-vlandev" is for _detaching_ a vlan interface from its parent.
The option is used more often than it could because one cannot move
a vlan interface to another parent or VLAN tag w/o detaching it


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