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Re: eth* devices (again)

Rick Reynolds wrote:

> I've posted about this before and there have been several suggestions --
> none of which have seemed to work.  A new wrinkle has recently showed up
> that I thought I would post.
> I have eth0 (lan), eth1 (wireless), and eth2 (firewire) defined on my
> system.  I've had problems for a few months of eth1 and eth2 swapping
> places (and occasionally even eth0 becoming the wireless).  I attempted
> the udev rule strings that have been suggested before, but they didn't
> seem to work -- while my rule was in place wireless became eth2 again,
> for instance.  Here are the rules I've used before (anonymized a bit):
> KERNEL=="eth*", SYSFS{address}=="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx", NAME="eth0"
> KERNEL=="eth*", SYSFS{address}=="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx", NAME="eth1"

This CANNOT work!
If eth0 is taken by something, you cannot assign it again by such rules, so 
all of them will fail.
Give your devices descriptive names:

Those won't conflict with the names that the kernel chooses, so you do not 
This applies to whatever method you choose to change the interface name.


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