[maemo-developers] purpose of the interface wlan0:1

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Thu Feb 22 08:25:57 EET 2007
ext Michal Šebeň <tmpsebo at gmail.com> writes:

> may be my question is not so useful but i want know this : when I
> run on my n770 ifconfig I see three interfaces lo, wlan0 and wlan0:1
> (wlan0:1 with ip what is the purpose of the
> interface wlan0:1 ?

It's for link-local IP set by autoipd:


> i could't find definition of this interfaces in
> /etc/network/interfaces, why ?

Nokia 770 does not use Debian's ifupdown interface (and hence
/etc/network/interface) at all. It just runs the commands manually.

Kalle Valo

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