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Re: Eth%d keeps incrementing everytime the system boots.

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:56:42AM +0530, Vikram Vincent wrote:
> Hello,
> I think you missed the mailing list address.
> Teodor wrote:
> >On Nov 20, 2007 12:12 PM, Vikram Vincent <vincentvikram@gmail.com> 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).

Len Sorensen

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