how to eliminate an unused interface?

Chris Hill chris at
Thu Apr 20 22:43:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Jonathan Horne wrote:

> my box has a firewire port that is showing up as fwe0.  it is not being
> used, and i would like to eliminate this device from the network
> configuration.  (some applications try to bind to this as its default
> interface, ex: iftop).
> how do i go about elimination, or where is that network configuration for
> that located?

Could you not just do a

# ifconfig fwe0 down


Just a thought. Maybe you've already tried this, but nobody else has 
suggested it.


Chris Hill               chris at
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