> Yony Yossef wrote: > > Thanks for the explanation. > > > > So there's no way to determine this in advance.. > > > What do you mean by 'in advance'? Assuming a fixed hardware > configuration, when the kernel is loaded, you know all the > interface names and can rename them, i.e., in rc.local.
>From the beginning: I have a FreeBSD7 machine with two network cards, both carry the same device name "mtnic". My driver is a kernel module loaded manualy using kldload. Upon load, the driver registers the net device by the name "mtnic<unit number>", that is what you see in ifconfig. Problem is, this unit number is not constant and changing arbitrarily every time I reload the driver (card A unit number=0 & card B un=1 or the other way around). Therefore, IP assignment to mtnic0 by /etc/rc.conf may assign an interface with an IP belongs to another subnet, since rc.conf is not changing. Of course I can keep my own MAC-to-interface mapping and rename the interfaces after I load the driver. It doesn't sound like a reasonable solution though. Plus, I still don't understand why the unit number should change at all, instead of being determined according to the card PCI location or some other constant. Yony > > > I must build a script that contains my own mapping between MAC > > addresses and the wanted interface names and run it after > each driver > > load, rename the interfaces if necessary. > > > I do not quite understand your requirement. Can you please explain? > Do you need a script that works on multiple machines with > different hardwares? > > > It seems quite wrong, don't you agree? > > > > And how come the unit number is given an arbitrary value? > Is there a > > good reason for that? > > > > Yony _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"