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Re: dragonfly pdf documentation

From: Hummel Tom <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:41:38 +0200

Eduardo Tongson schrieb:
>>BTW, why is the reason that some names like network interface names
>>are named differently between linux and dragonbsd?
> I think you mean eth0 vs xl0,dc0 
> Linux uses eth_ for naming a network interface, on BSD interfaces are
> named after the driver, xl0 (3Com 3C90x), dc0 (DEC). IMHO it is one of
> Linux' design flaws. Naming it after the device is a plus because it
> makes troubleshooting easier and less confusing (you know right away
> which interface are you messing with).

Personally i like the idea of naming all network devices after the
network type. If you change card types there won't be any trouble in
scripts and configs you forgot about etc...
and a short check into the kernel message buffer, will clear up any
confusion about the network devices :)


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