Re: new problem - networking is strange
well it sure seems like the interface is now coming up with the name
eth3 - when I change the line in /etc/network/interfaces to read eth3,
all comes up - but this is sure weird
Is udev giving your interface a new name (ethx instead of, say eth0)?
how would I check that, and why would it just start doing that?
You could just list the devices:
$> /sbin/ifconfig -a
and ensure you have the correctly named eth device(s). And perhaps
verify their mac addresses.
Why does it change? I am not sure, but I have had to face this kind of
problem in the past a few times, usually following a kernel upgrade or
udev upgrade or by chaning the network hardware.
I haven't really done anything to change things.
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