[mrtg-developers] Please make ifref default to name

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Wed May 23 17:34:09 CEST 2012

Hi Leo,

Saturday Leo Iannacone wrote:

> Dear developers,
> in Ubuntu we apply this patch in order to make --ifref default to name.
> The reason of this change is that the order of the interfaces is
> unreliable, while ifref=name seems to be better as default.
> Could you kindly consider to apply this patch ??

I agree, that matching by name is a good idea if your devices
support that ...

BUT ... changeing the default behaviour of cfgmaker is not
something that I would do lightly, especially for something that
has been like this for the last 17 years ... many users have
scripts running launching cfgmaker automatically and they expect it
to act in a certain way ...


Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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