ip a returns interface names such as
ifconfig returns interface names such as
Despite an evening of searching, I cannot find this interface name syntax defined / explained anywhere. (
man ip certainly does not mention it, and I can't find the bit in the source for the
ip applet of
busybox that adds the at-symbol/at-sign/@-sign)
I think that it's something to do with dsa/distributed switch architecture that is supposed to represent
slave@master in old terminology). Can someone please give a pointer or a push in the right direction? TIA.