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Feature #8867

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interfaces_vlan_edit.php does not display proper interface aliases

Added by Xan Lorimer over 4 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Web Interface
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/01/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

On /interfaces_vlan_edit.php (Interfaces>Assignments>VLANs>Add), when the parent interface drop-down list is clicked, none of the interfaces listed have the proper aliases. In my case, I have three interface aliases: WAN, XLAB, and HOME. These aliases correspond to the three different network ports of re0, em0, and em1, respectively. In the list, I can see the network ports (and the internal interface names of wan, lan, and opt1), but not the interface aliases. This makes selecting the right one harder than it needs to be, especially on routers with many interfaces. In my case, I had to go to my interface assignments page and cross-reference the MAC addresses to get the right port.

Refer to the first image for an illustration of the issue, and the second image for a screenshot of my interface assignments.


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Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 11.50.10 AM.png (190 KB) Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 11.50.10 AM.png Affected VLAN edit page (does not list interface aliases) Xan Lorimer, 09/01/2018 11:06 AM
Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 11.50.15 AM.png (217 KB) Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 11.50.15 AM.png Interface assignments (shows interface aliases) Xan Lorimer, 09/01/2018 11:06 AM
Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Not a Bug

That is because VLANs are a child of the physical interface, not an assigned interface. The assignments and descriptions for assigned interfaces are not relevant to that list of possible parent interfaces.

Actions #2

Updated by Xan Lorimer over 4 years ago

Jim Pingle wrote:

That is because VLANs are a child of the physical interface, not an assigned interface. The assignments and descriptions for assigned interfaces are not relevant to that list of possible parent interfaces.

Are physical and assigned interfaces not 1:1? If not a bug, I still maintain that this would be a nice feature to improve ease of use.

Actions #3

Updated by Steve Wheeler 3 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Category set to Web Interface
  • Status changed from Not a Bug to Confirmed
  • Affected Version deleted (2.4.3_1)
  • Affected Architecture deleted (amd64)

Re-opened this as a feature. It's not a bug, that's the expected behaviour, but there is no point displaying the internal interface tags to the user there.

The user defined interface names should be shown.

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