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nameif [options] [name macaddress]

System administration command. Assign an interface name to a network device specified by macaddress, the unique serial number that identifies a network card. If no name and macaddress are given, nameif will attempt to read addresses from the configuration file /etc/mactab. Each line of the configuration file should contain either a comment beginning with # or an interface name and MAC address.


-c filename

Read interface names and MAC addresses from filename instead of /etc/mactab.


Send any error messages to syslog.

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