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RE: [opensuse-factory] Re: eth0 Vote
G'day all,

As long as there is a choice and it is easy, I don't think it matters. Perhaps
a nice "tick box" in YaST would be a good feature one day, but probably not
(see the last point below).

As for what should be default, I personally thing it should be Predictable
* It is easy to change to Persistent from Predictable, but not necessarily as
easy the other way. (To disable Predictable IF naming, just add
"net.ifnames=0" to your boot cmdline).
* It is what most other distros are doing.
* It is supported in upstream.
* People have started to get used to it and rely on it.
* People who get bugged by it probably have specific reasons for it and are
also the people who will have no problems disabling it.

If having eth0 instead of enp0s25 causes problems with some program, then it
should be (and is) classed as a bug and you can (and probably should) report it.

I run Tumbleweed as my day-to-day on my laptop and I use Persistent naming
since I am just used to typing eth0/wlan0/wwan0 etc. My main server that runs
CentOS usually uses br0, br1 etc since I am bridging for VMs and I also use
LACP and VLANs etc so the network config is fairly crazy. Other servers I have
use Predictable since I can't be stuffed changing it and my network config is
fairly static (particularly in VM guests). Some of the other guys here run
with Predictable and I find it a nuisance that I have to first find the name of
the device before I can do anything with it, but in general it doesn't exactly
take up my entire day and they guys who run Predictable really seem to like it
(one of them also runs Gnome 3 since he is a masochist).

Just my 0.02.

-- Ben

Ben Holmes
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From: ilmehtar@xxxxxxxxx [ilmehtar@xxxxxxxxx] on behalf of Richard Brown
Sent: 27 October 2015 05:44
Cc: oS-fctry; werner@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: eth0 Vote

On 26 October 2015 at 20:08, Cameron Seader <cseader@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 10/26/2015 10:12 AM, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Monday 2015-10-26 11:12, Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
Beside this a public-opinion poll would be an option

For Leap 42.1 do you prefere
(choose one)
... becasue this is for the users and system adminstrators out
[ ] Persistent network device naming like eth0, ...
[x] Predictable network device naming enp0s3, ...
[ ] I do not care about network device naming
[ ] I do not know what this is about

More specifically,
[x] Do as upstream does.

I vote for Predictable network device naming

On my servers it makes endless sense, but also on my laptop - my
not-that-fancy laptop has 3 network devices and some of those can be
plugged and unplugged - I dont want to have to deal with the
'persistent' naming nonsense that I used to for years
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