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




On Thu, 2017-07-13 at 09:07 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Er, I saw this all the time without udev persistent naming.  Every
> time we rebooted one of our servers, the four onboard NICs (of which
> we were only using one -- long story, but basically that's just what
> the systems came with out of the box and my employer at the time
> wasn't a big enough customer to customize the hardware) would get
> randomly different ethN device names assigned to them.  That's *why*
> udev persistent naming was so important when we were using ifupdown
> to manage static network configuration on servers.

Fair enough.  So now I have my example.

Possibly a compromise would be not to assign persistent names if you
have to use the mac address in the name.  I think it's only 73-usb-net-
by-mac.rules that does it this way.

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