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Re: dragonfly pdf documentation

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 23:02:25 +0800

Hummel Tom wrote:

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 :)


Well you could use WinWoes and have it call everything but the VGA card a 'SCSI device'. ;-)


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