As already stated earlier, in a GNU/Linux system, Ethernet devices are usually called
eth1, and so on, even if some exceptions may exist. In fact, as we already saw in Chapter 1
, Installing the Developing System
, a virtual Ethernet connection (that is, an Ethernet port emulated over a USB connection) is called
usb1, and so on. Also, in Chapter 7
, Serial Ports and TTY Devices - TTY, Managing TTY into the Kernel with SLIP, we found that SLIP devices are called
sl1, and so on.
Other examples can be found in The Linux Documentation Project at: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/nag2/x-087-2-hwconfig.tour.html .
Another example of special naming can be the ones created by USB Ethernet adapters like the one ...