[olug] USB ethernet interface names too long test

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Mon May 24 15:29:18 CDT 2021


oh dear

That's for sure a longer mac than I am used to seeing in the wild.

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 3:24 PM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:

> root# ip link add dev 1234567890123456 type dummy
> Error: argument "1234567890123456" is wrong: "name" too long
> root# ip link add dev 123456789012345 type dummy
> Our Plugable.com usb3me-hub3me usb-to-ethernet  network adapters are
> named  by default as enx${MacAddress}  which  with the NULL ‘\0’  at
> the end pushes  it to 16 characters.
>   enx${MacAddress}.3 does not work to get to vLan 3 because of the
> name is too long.
> So will have to use udev rules to rename these devices so that i can
> get them on the switch management vLan i  locked myself out  of …. yet
> again.
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