Re: bonding: cannot remove certain named devices

From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 17:03:46 EST

On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:45:55 -0400
Bill Nottingham <notting@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Mitch Williams (mitch.a.williams@xxxxxxxxx) said:
> > Are spaces allowed in interface names anyway? I can't believe that
> > bonding is the only area affected by this.
> They're certainly allowed, and the sysfs directory structure, files,
> etc. handle it ok. Userspace tends to break in a variety of ways.
> I believe the only invalid character in an interface name is '/'.

The names "." and ".." are also verboten.
Names with : in them are for IP aliases.
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