[Snort-users] Snort on Linux with no IP

ypwhich ypwhich at ...10749...
Tue Feb 24 21:50:00 EST 2004

Paul is correct.  Running FreeBSD here, my NIC is fxp0

Linux, all distros I've used follow the ethX naming convention for


On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Schmehl, Paul L wrote:
> > eth1 is the name for the second network card in a BSD or
> > Linux machine.
> > Each network card is called eth for ethernet  and is number
> > from 0 and
> > up to however many network cards you have (minus 1).
> >
> This is not true.  The handle for the NIC depends upon the manufacturer
> in BSD.  For example, xl0 and xl1 are two NICs on one FreeBSD box I
> have.  I don't recall if RedHat always uses the eth0, eth1 convention,
> but the BSDs definitely do not.
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at ...6838...)
> Adjunct Information Security Officer
> The University of Texas at Dallas
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> http://www.utdallas.edu/~pauls/
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