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Re: Bug#363598: udev should conflict with ifrename

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> On Apr 20, Michael Biebl <biebl@teco.edu> wrote:

> > Besides the fact that ifrename is more of a hack, now that udev enables
> > persistent naming of interfaces (z25_persistent-net.rules) udev should
> > conflict with ifrename. Otherwise the user could get unexpected results
> > if /etc/iftab still exists and the ifrename init script tries to rename the
> > interfaces (again) with possibly different names than the ones set in
> > z25_persistent-net.rules.

> If you have not noticed yet, the latest udev release by default
> automatically generates rules to have persistent names for network
> interfaces.
> I am inclined to agree with the bug reporter, but I want to double check
> and ask if anybody has other arguments.

I use ifrename to give useful names to interfaces and just because udev
may be able to do this now as well does not mean they should conflict.

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