Provided by: udev_079-0ubuntu34_i386 bug

NAME

       iftab_helper  -  udev  callout  to  parse  /etc/iftab  and name network
       devices

SYNOPSIS

       iftab_helper devicename name

DESCRIPTION

       iftab_helper is normally called from a udev rule to  provide  the  name
       for a detected network device.  Udev can use this information to rename
       devices and thus provide consistent names for network devices.

USAGE

       iftab_helper takes the name of a network device which it  looks  up  in
       the  /etc/iftab file, returning the name assigned to it.  If no name is
       specifically assigned,  it  checks  whether  the  same  name  has  been
       assigned  to  a  different  device,  and  if  so requests a new name be
       generated.

       iftab_helper is not responsible for  performing  the  actual  renaming,
       that is instead performed by udev using a NAME rule.  This replaces the
       functionality  previously  offered  by  ifrename(8)  though  note  that
       iftab_helper  does not support as wide a range of selectors for devices
       and files may need to be simplified.

SEE ALSO

       iftab(5) ifrename(8) udev(8)

AUTHORS

       Scott James Remnant <scott@ubuntu.com>

                                 February 2006                 IFTAB_HELPER(8)