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Re: Question to new network device names

On 2017-08-24 at 09:30, Dave Sherohman wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 09:17:00AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
>> However, I'll point out that machines with this many network
>> interfaces are *by far* the exception rather than the rule; indeed,
>> even machines with more than *one* interface each of wired and
>> wireless are reasonably rare.
> In the home desktop space, perhaps.  When you deal with rackmount 
> servers, OTOH, four (wired) network ports is pretty standard these
> days.

The computers I'm considering as what Carroll called the "universe of
discourse" here are "all computers on which this naming scheme is being
used". Whether they are servers or home desktops or business desktops or
smartphones or wireless access points or televisions or coffeepots or
anything else is irrelevant.

(Although of course several of those are unlikely to have anyone looking
at the interface names directly in the first place, so they may also be
irrelevant to the discussion.)

> Of course, they're all on the same bus and using identical hardware/ 
> firmware, so the "order might change based on which drivers load
> first" case still doesn't apply.

That's a detail I don't think I knew about.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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