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Re: How does one create virtual ethernet devices with modern tools on Debian 8 (jessie)?

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:09 AM, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 09:26 Sven Hartge <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > One of "allow-hotplug" or "auto", not both
>> Any preference for either line?
> Use "auto" if the network interface is a permanent one, and "allow-hotplug"
> if it's a transient one (removable, whatever).
> Interfaces configured as "auto" will be respected by systemd's
> "network-online.target", meaning any service that you configure to
> wait for network-online will wait for all "auto" interfaces to be
> brought up.  It will not wait for "allow-hotplug" interfaces.

That's very helpful. Sounds like it's the "auto" for my situation.

Thanks much, Greg.