Re: Eth%d keeps incrementing everytime the system boots.
On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:56:42AM +0530, Vikram Vincent wrote:
> I think you missed the mailing list address.
> Teodor wrote:
> >On Nov 20, 2007 12:12 PM, Vikram Vincent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>The solution to this is to add the line
> >>SUBSYSTEM=="net", DRIVERS=="forcedeth", NAME="eth0"
> >>to /etc/udev/udev.rules
> >The config file is /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules.
> The above config file contained the rules which kept incrementing on
> each reboot. I had subsequently deleted the unwanted lines after making
> the former entry.
The change unfortunately just masks the real problem (which is a decent
work around but not really a fix). MAC addresses are supposed to be
unique and fixed on an ethernet port. Random MAC addresses are a very
bad sign (of either a driver bug or a hardware problem).