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Re: [opensuse-factory] 13.1 - why network eth0 is named instead ens33?
On 09/28/2013 12:24 PM, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
El 28/09/13 15:49, Lew Wolfgang escribió:

How would one make reference to the third Ethernet interface in a
box that has five? You have to call it something, and changing the
name without good reason sounds like something for-profit operating
systems would do.

Or, are you saying that we should never need to refer to a network
interface
by name?
No, I am not. what I'm trying to say is that there must be a simple way
to determine the needed interface name dynamically.

Or am I missing something?
YEs, please read this
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/
carrefully, particulary the "WHY?" section.


Thanks, that does make sense. I still remember the SunOS 3.3 days
where SCSI disks and tapes were named according to their SCSI
bus addresses, which were hardware switch selectable. At some
point after that the notion (from the Pea Sea world I think) that
hardware addressing should be randomized at boot was introduced.
Boy, did THAT ever suck!

Regards,
Lew

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