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Re: Question to new network device names




On 24-08-17, Hans wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> I stumbled over the new network names (i.e. wl0p8 instead of wlan0), and of 
> course I know, that this is obviously the newe standard (please correct me, i 
> I am wrong).
> 
> What I would like to know: Is this new naming scheme an international standard 
> on all linux distributions, or is this just a debian thing? At the moment, I 
> renamed all devices to the old names (wlan0, eth0 and so on), as I many tools 
> are still want the old names (however, it might be, that these are also not 
> renewed documentations).
> 
> So, what is the status today? How have people accepted the new names also for 
> long running systems? 
> 
> I think, most people might rename their stuff, just as I did, because they are 
> more comfortable with the old names.
> 
> I would be happy for a little bit background information and if I am a 
> dinosaur with old names.
> 
> Best regards
> 
> Hans
>  
> 

Long answer short:

https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/