Am Mittwoch, den 03.06.2015, 12:01 +0200 schrieb Martin Pitt: > The main objection in the discussion was that path based names aren't > appropriate for USB based devices. I agree, so I change my proposal to > use MAC based names for anything USB based. The names will look even > worse as they include the MAC in hex (enx112233445566), but the two > goals "use MAC for these devices", "don't maintain state files in > /etc", and "avoid any collisions" don't leave room for much else. > > However, on a desktop you don't ever care about the device names, and > higher-level firewall tools will also hide this. After all, we > survived the step from /dev/sda1 to UUID=112233DEADBEEF... as well :-) How about adding a easy-to-type symlink for MAC named devices? Would that work? Then users could refer to a device by the persistent MAC name enx112233445566, but also could use a short name like eth2 (which might not be persistent). It would be similar to hard drives. I used UUIDs in /etc/fstab, but short names like /dev/sdb3 when calling mount on the command line. -- Benjamin Drung System Developer Debian & Ubuntu Developer ProfitBricks GmbH Greifswalder Str. 207 D - 10405 Berlin Email: email@example.com URL: http://www.profitbricks.com Sitz der Gesellschaft: Berlin. Registergericht: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, HRB 125506B. Geschäftsführer: Andreas Gauger, Achim Weiss.
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