NAMEIF linux command manual

NAMEIF(8)          Linux's Administrator's Manual              NAMEIF(8)

       nameif - name network interfaces based on MAC addresses

       nameif [-c configfile] [-s]
       nameif [-c configfile] [-s] {interface macaddress}

       nameif  renames  network  interfaces  based  on mac addresses. When no
       arguments are given /etc/mactab is read. Each line  of it contains  an
       interface name and a Ethernet MAC address. Comments are allowed start-
       ing with #.  Otherwise the interfaces specified on  the  command  line
       are  processed.   nameif  looks  for  the interface with the given MAC
       address and renames it to the name given.

       When the -s argument is given all error messages go to the syslog.

       When the -c argument is given with a  file  name  that  file  is  read
       instead of /etc/mactab.

       nameif should be run before the interface is up, otherwise it'll fail.


       Only works for Ethernet currently.

net-tools                        18 Oct 2000                        NAMEIF(8)