I have a freebsd which has the network interfaces as follows.

bxe0, bxe1, igd0 and igd1  

I want to move them to names like eth0, eth1 and so on. I know that I can do it in the /etc/rc.conf


but during the boot time the network interfaces are still bxe0, bxe1 etc. Is there any way I can change interface names I want before the kernel gets loaded ?

Thanks in advance

1 Answer 1


Interfaces are "kernel inventions"; they don't exist outside of the kernel.

So "can I give them different names before the kernel gets loaded" makes no sense – they don't exist before the kernel has initialized them.

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