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Re: Problem: 2.6.x and network (e1000 Intel 82546EB)

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 06:56:00PM +0100, J.D. Hood wrote:
> What your configuration achieves is to make "ifup eth1" fail if
> eth1's MAC isn't 00:30:84:76:68:B2 .  I doubt that that is what
> you really want.
> The fact that the kernel can assign different interface names
> to the same adapter at different times is a problem.  You
> should think of a kernel-assigned interface name as a handle.
> Handles are distinct and they give access to adapters but which
> adapter a handle refers to can't be read off its face.  Instead
> you should use the mapping mechanism to assign to the interface
> a "logical interface" that is appropriate to the actual adapter.
> The mapping script uses the handle to examine the properties of
> the underlying adapter (such as its MAC) which the script then
> uses to choose an appropriate logical interface.

right, that would be better. but how would i do that?

cu  robert

Robert Lemmen                               http://www.semistable.com 

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