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RE: [SLE] NICs changing names by themselves?
  • From: "Anders Norrbring" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:53:41 +0100
  • Message-id: <20050314155342.43510EC7B@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > I have a box with 2 NICs in it. SuSE 9.2 Pro.
> >
> > One Realtek that starts up as eth0, and a Broadcom that starts up as
> eth1.
> > So far, so good.
> >
> > But suddenly after a reboot, they've changed places? The Realtek is then
> > eth1 and the Broadcom is eth0.
> >
> > A couple of reboots later, they've changed places again!  How can I
> control
> > this? I need static naming since I have apps that depends on the correct
> > name/network.
>
> look for PERSISTANT_NAME in the suse docu.


I found PERSISTENT_NAME, and as I understand, I should add a line in the
/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth-id-...... files to control the device name.
So, of course I tried, but the names after reboot was just the opposite of
what I had entered.

Anders.


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