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Re: P.S. Re: Debian 9 in a VM with Proxmox 5 system




On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 05:17:57AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> > This caught me out on a recent new installation, which gave me these new
> > names which are too complicated to be usable. I wasted hours working out
> > what had happened, how to fix it and how to write a udev rules file from
> > scratch. And having just read this thread, I've discovered that the rules
> > I've written are themselves apparently unreliable, for example:
> > SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="1c:1b:0d:9a:34:98", NAME="eth0"
> > SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="1c:1b:0d:9a:34:9a", NAME="eth1"
> 
> It's simpler to use (for example)
> 
> # cat /etc/systemd/network/77-en0.link
> [Match]
> MACAddress=1c:1b:0d:9a:34:98
> [Link]
> Name=en0

There's apparently also a package "ifrename" which makes writing these rules
more user friendly.  And doesn't place them in obscure places that change
every release.

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