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Re: [opensuse] Where is FORCE_PERSISTENT_NAMES ?
  • From: Rui Santos <rsantos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:55:55 +0000
  • Message-id: <497075CB.2040403@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Carlos,

What do you mean by that ?
With openSUSE 11.1, I do not know how to disable the persistent NIC
names. The only way I have to circumvent that is the delete the relevant
lines at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, but I do not want to
do that on 1.000+ machines...
If I do not do so, all machines I deploy will expect that MAC
address on eth0 and their own NIC will be renamed to eth1. That is the
behavior I want avoid.


Carlos E. R. wrote:

On Friday, 2009-01-16 at 10:31 -0000, Rui Santos wrote:

At least until On openSUSE 10.1, there used to exist an option on
/etc/sysconfig/network/config called FORCE_PERSISTENT_NAMES. I used that
option because I had to deploy more than 1.000 machines with openSUSE
and didn't want it to check for the NIC's MAC address ( obviously ).
When doing the same on openSUSE 11.1, I realize that that option no
longer exists, and udev keeps the same MAC behavior for identifying all
Is there any way to mimic that openSUSE 10.1 behavior ?

I don't think you need that now :-q?

-- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

Rui Santos

Veni, vidi, Linux!

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