changing the ethernet interface name
- Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:00:56 +0200 (CEST)
- From: Pierre Frenkiel <pierre.frenkiel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: changing the ethernet interface name
After installing stretch 9.1, I discovered that some programs were not
working because the interface name was enp0s31f6 instead of eth0.
This would not be a problem if these programs reported this error in
their log file,but it not the case(for example with minidlnad)
I then tried to change this name, following the recipe in the debian manual
In order to ensure each network interface to be named persistently
for each reboot using MAC address etc., there is a rules file
"/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules". This file is automatically
generated by the "/lib/udev/write_net_rules" program, probably run
by the "persistent-net-generator.rules" rules file. You can modify
it to change naming rule.
None of these files:
are present on my system, and I don't know how to get them
It's curious that the author of the manual himself is not sure
Does anybody know how to to fix that.