changing network interface names

Mikel King mikel.king at
Mon Sep 8 16:04:42 UTC 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 11:24 AM, benjamin thielsen wrote:

> hi-
> i have a computer with 2 ethernet interfaces (a dell poweredge 2900)  
> on which the interface names are transposed logically versus  
> physically (e.g. the interface labelled "ethernet 1" is named "bce1"  
> and the interface labelled "ethernet 2" is labelled "bce0").
> how can i change this, aside from using the ifconfig name argument?
> thanks
> -ben
> ____________________


	The manpage for rc.conf includes the following example:

		It is also possible to rename interface by doing:

		ifconfig_net0="inet netmask 0xffff0000"

	Obviously you can also do this manually w/ ifconfig, but I suspect  
hat you'd like this change to occurr everytime you restart.

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