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Re: Naming of network devices - how to improve it in buster




On Jul 11 2017, Michael Biebl <biebl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Am 11.07.2017 um 12:14 schrieb Guus Sliepen:
>> Ok, it should be clear now that the new way of naming interfaces is not
>> ideal, but the older ways weren't either. Let's have a look at what we
>> want:
>> 
>> - A simple name for systems with a single Ethernet and/or Wireless
>>   interface (the simple desktop/laptop scenario).
>
> How would you determine that a system will only ever have a single
> interface?

I don't think it's necessary to do that automatically. On most systems
with multiple interfaces of the same kind, the admin will know about it
and can explicitly enable the extra functionality that is needed to get
stable names in that situation.

Best,
-Nikolaus

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