Bug 231575 - [IFCONFIG(8)] group improvements
Summary: [IFCONFIG(8)] group improvements
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2018-09-22 09:42 UTC by Pekka Järvinen
Modified: 2018-09-22 09:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Pekka Järvinen 2018-09-22 09:42:09 UTC

man page:
group group-name
  Assign the interface to a group. Any interface can be in multiple groups.
  Cloned interfaces are members of their interface family group by
  default. For example, a PPP interface such as ppp0 is a member
  of the PPP interface family group, ppp.
My questions:
- So what is a group actually? What it does or doesn't do to those interfaces? Is it simply cosmetic?
- When I need to (or not) assign something to group?
- Are there security implications with group?
- Are there performance implications with group?