Re: Can a particular network card be permenantly bound to an eth'x'number?
rich <email@example.com> wrote:
|> I have several network cards in my laptop - wired lan, wireless lan,
|> loopback & firewire. After a recent update (I'm running testing) my
|> interface numbers all jumped around so that instead of the wired lan
|> being eth0, it's now eth1 & the firewire is eth0. What defines what
|> eth'x' number is given to which network device? It's a pain having to
|> change configuration each time they move numbers (as also happens
|> depending on whether I boot with my wireless cardbus in the slot or
This is just what the ifrename package is for (part of wireless-tools
but it's a separate package in Debian).
It assigns a user-defined interface-name permanently on the basis of
certain static criteria, usually the device's MAC address.
I use it on my laptop to ensure that the built-in ethernet adapter
is always `nic', one wireless card is always `wlan1', and the second
wireless card is always `wlan2'.
It's easy to set this up, but if you want a really good detailed
account of this and related issues, try: