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

Philipp Kern <pkern@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On 13.07.2017 18:07, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> The workaround was a bunch of bullshit in our install process to try to
>> figure out which NIC got the DHCP response and then pin that one to
>> eth0 for subsequent boots.  (Which is basically what udev persistent
>> naming did.)

> At least when you netboot there's a protocol supported by PXELINUX to
> pass a BOOTIF= option to the kernel with the MAC address of the NIC that
> performed the PXE boot. And d-i is supposed to then DHCP on that
> particular interface. But if that all is properly persisted onto the
> final system without intervention, that I don't know[1].

Yeah, we were using FAI, but I believe that's the basic mechanism we were
using and then found a way to use it to generate the udev rule to do
persistent naming.

Russ Allbery (rra@xxxxxxxxxx)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>