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Re: [opensuse-factory] 13.1 - why network eth0 is named instead ens33?
On 09/28/2013 02:12 PM, Cristian Rodríguez pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
El 28/09/13 12:13, Carlos E. R. escribió:

It's in order to ensure *predictable* NIC names across reboots.

My computers have been reliably using eth0 for decades.

argumentum ad antiquitatem that is called.

For instance, now a script that used eth0 would have to be edited for
each computer.

The script is well.. wrong..making asumptions about interface names.

But there was no guess work as the ethernet interface was always called...


so the script was always right.

Ken Schneider
SuSe since Version 5.2, June 1998

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