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    Make newnode scripts work on Linux · 43bb0e7c
    Ryan Jackson authored
    FreeBSD network devices are named after the device driver used, whereas
    Linux network devices are named after the interface type, such as 'eth0'
    for the first ethernet interface.  The newclient script would send each
    interface name to the server via the 'ifacenameX' parameter, and
    newnodecheckin.php would use it to get the driver type for the
    interface.  This works with the FreeBSD MFS, but not with the Linux one.
    Without this fix, all reported interfaces would be of type 'eth', which
    isn't helpful.
    To fix this, a new parameter was added to newnodecheckin.php called
    'ifacedriverX' (where X is the interface number).  This parameter is
    optional for backward compatibility with existing newnode MFS images.
    If present, it is used to specify the interface type.  If not, the
    ifacenameX parameter is munged as before to extract the interface type.
    The newclient script reports this parameter under both FreeBSD and
    Linux.  On FreeBSD, the interface name is munged to extract the type.
    On Linux, the driver name is extracted from sysfs.
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