Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:12:00PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> Fortunately udev allows us to assign static names for Ethernet devices. This
> means that if you have an existing eth0 which is being used and then add
> another Ethernet card you don't have eth0 become eth1 and then deny logins
> (which is annoying for a server without a monitor). It also means that if the
> hardware that provides eth0 dies you don't have eth1 become eth0 and then have
> no match of interface and IP address to allow logins.
Also, I'm fairly sure udev does this by default in Debian, so the first
interface to get eth0 (identified by MAC address) gets eth0 afterwards, no
matter what order things come up.