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Re: Ethernet interface numbering in etch

Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 11:11:04AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>>    configuration, it will no longer bring up the network on boot because
>>    the device name changed.  If the box is using NFS, NIS, or LDAP,
>>    people may even have trouble logging in to it.
> If you replace a NIC you surely check that it is working before you
> leave the machine room, don't you?

In case of a rented dedicated server I would never enter the machine
room and the person changing hardware would have no login on it.

For other machines the only possible access is by SSH which is
difficult if the network is not coming up.  Setting them up with
keyboard/monitor (if they have a video output at all) or a serial
console (and RS232 is getting rare, too) is an inconvenience at least.


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