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Re: [opensuse-factory] 13.1 - why network eth0 is named instead ens33?

On Saturday 2013-09-28 20:49, Lew Wolfgang wrote:

Or, are you saying that we should never need to refer to a network interface
by name? That referring to it by IP address should be enough?

The point is that any name (network interfaces or device nodes)
could already be a name that the user has statically assigned
overruling any default system decisions.

But what about interfaces without IP addresses, such as /dev/rst0?

Since no single identifier works for all people in all cases, that is
why there is the possibility to pick them out in multiple ways.
Serial number, Make&Model, PCI/USB "path", ...

Wouldn't it be possible to make the "ethX" names predictable across
reboots?

Yes, define some static user-endorsed rule like those the systems
has so far (in openSUSE) created for us in 70-persistent-net.rules.
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