YUCK! My pseudo-net interface is named fifostrrhead0!

YUCK! My pseudo-net interface is named fifostrrhead0!

Post by Roger Gonzale » Wed, 31 Dec 1997 04:00:00

[Solaris 2.6]

I tried SIOCSIFNAME, but it didn't work.

The name I want is correctly specified in module_info,
fmodsw, and modlstrmod, and the name of the module in
/kernel/strmod, but it doesn't seem to pick it up.

It used to have the correct name when it was a STREAMS
device, but now that I converted it to a module, it
is named fifostrrhead0.

Any ideas?


Roger Gonzalez                    Datapult Communications

phone 781-646-0028                Arlington, MA 02174-1009


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lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index
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crw-r--r--   1 root     sys       11,  8 Jun 27  2003

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