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Re: Can a particular network card be permenantly bound to an eth'x' number?

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 09:21:46PM +0000, rich 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
> not)!

And I believe the order is reversed between 2.4 kernels and 2.6 kernels.

I believe this is easily done by the new udev (although I haven't used

You might also look at "nameif" in the net-tools package.

Chris Harris <charris@rtcmarketing.com>
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