Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
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.
Read interface names and MAC addresses from filename instead of /etc/mactab.
Send any error messages to syslog.