Re: bonding: cannot remove certain named devices

From: Bill Nottingham
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 17:46:57 EST

Stephen Hemminger (shemminger@xxxxxxxx) said:
> > 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.

Right. Well, I suspect they're verboten-because-some-code-breaks-making-the-directory.

> Names with : in them are for IP aliases.

That's certainly not enforced at the kernel level.

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