Re: Ethernet devices not named eth*

From: Ben Greear (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 23:30:02 EST

Dennis wrote:
> Is there any reason that ethernet devices not named eth* will not work? We
> need to create pseudo ethernet devices for bridge group references and it
> would be confusing if they were named eth* rather then bg*.
> There seems to be some table that they go into...any caveats?
> Dennis

They can be called whatever you want, within reason, so long as they are
no more than 15 characters long. They should probably NOT be called eth*,
as that will be confusing, as you mention.

There are some folks that already have bridging working too in the 2.3
kernel I think....


Ben Greear (
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