Re: Ethernet interface numbering in etch
On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 12:06:09AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> After writing a very long message, I realize that there was a much simpler
> solution, so if you want to cut to the chase, skip to the end!
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >Which do you think is the common case -- a system with more than one network
> >interface where it's necessary to preserve interface ordering across
> >reboots, or a system where the admin will frequently change out the network
> >hardware and need to reuse the same interface names?
> I would guess the second, or more specifically I would guess that in any given
> - (the total number of instances of admins swapping out network hardware and
> needing to reuse the same interface names)
> is greater than
> - (the total number of instances of admins setting up new systems with more than
> one interface where it's necessary to preserve interface ordering across
> Specifically because:
> * Most machines have only one interface (If Debian is running on more routers
> than workstations, obviously this would be wrong, but I doubt that's the case.)
More and more server machines come with dual interfaces.