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comment How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
Thanks. Note wlan0 would have been present in the device list under /sys/class/net hat it been enabled when I copied the list. :) I have now added it above. I disagree with you on the number of devices, I think there are only two, LAN and WLAN. But that's a minor point … good answer, accepted, thank you!
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revised How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
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comment How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
Thanks. I added similar output to my question. It is not as clear as the output you're showing here, with PCI bus or whatnot showing up there; although I don't really understand the output, I agree it looks like hardware identifiers. In the case of my output posted above, it's the presence of ag71xx that makes me think it's hardware, since it looks like a driver.
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comment How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
@BatchyX, thanks, first time I hear ifconfig is deprecated. Anyway, this tiny router box doesn't have the ip command, and there's no space left. It uses the busybox binary, which has ifconfig (among others) aliased to it, but not ip. Will keep in mind that ip should be used, though. Thanks.
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revised How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
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comment How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
@Nils, here you go: wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr941nd - @Nathan, with just 4 MB of flash, the box is rather constrained, and lshw is not in the package list. A knowledgeable and determined guy might succeed in installing dev tools in tmpfs, but would it be worth while? I'm going to further my understanding of Linux networking by means of a standard PC. This is going to be easier. While I don't properly understand this router configuration, it does work fine. Thanks for your help.
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comment how come has firebird-superserver stopped and how to prevent from happening again?
Glad to hear. And just cool how I was so wrong about a reboot most definitely not being necessary … :)
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comment how come has firebird-superserver stopped and how to prevent from happening again?
Sorry to hear that. Good luck. By the way, I've found the Firebird Support List to be very helpful. Just in case the need should arise for recovery or whatnot. -- M. Ludwig :)
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comment How can I tell whether a network interface is physical (device) or virtual (alias)?
@Nils, I don't have a clear grasp of the network configuration on my router device after I flashed OpenWrt onto it. I find it thoroughly confusing. Project docs and forum have provided some help, but not enough, and leaving basic questions unanswered. One of those questions is the one raised here. It now seems to me that my router has only one NIC when I was sure it had two. Clarifying details reduces confusion. That's why.
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comment Allow IP packet forwarding from LAN to modem via router
Well, ifconfig is how I'm trying to find out what's going on. :) Looks like there's a convention of naming virtual Interfaces like eth0.1. But it's just a convention, and it is definitely not adhered to on my box. It is not clear to me how to find out whether a Network Interface is physical or virtual. Strange how this is so non-obvious ...
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