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Re: Question to new network device names




No, this is not just debian, you'll find it on archlinux as well.

On Thu, 24 Aug 2017, Hans wrote:

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:11:27
From: Hans <hans.ullrich@xxxxxxx>
To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Question to new network device names
Resent-Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:14:06 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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




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