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Re: Enet names




On Sat 26 Jan 2019 at 06:44:07 (-0500), rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Saturday, January 26, 2019 06:18:59 AM Pascal Hambourg wrote:
> > Network interfaces are not character nor block devices and do not have
> > nodes in /dev.
> > 
> > Reverting to the "natural" kernel names has issues : interface names may
> > not be persistent and change across reboots. More details following the
> > link provided by Alexander.
> 
> Hmm, from the peanut gallery (and, at this time in the morning, pretty much 
> non-thinking (if I ever do ;-) (And I'm not the OP.): does that violate / 
> disprove the Linux meme that "everything is a file"?

As far as the user is concerned, isn't that what sockets are for?
I assume it would be pointless for the kernel to expose an actual
stream of bytes to anything but itself.

Cheers,
David.