Re: network setup
On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 02:14:57PM +0000, Brian wrote:
> On Wed 14 Dec 2016 at 14:03:09 +0100, David Jardine wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 08:54:07PM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> > [...]
> > >
> > > When I ran machines containing two identical ethernet cards, it
> > > was lucky dip as to which card got which name. That alone would
> > > have made the new method far preferable, had it been available at
> > > the time.
> > But don't entries in
> > /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
> > solve this problem?
> Apparently not. From
> * The mechanism for providing stable network interface names changed.
> Previously they were kept in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
> which mapped device MAC addresses to the (arbitrary) name they got when
> they first appeared (i. e. mostly at the time of installation). As this
> had several problems and is not supported any more, this is deprecated in
> favor of the "net.ifnames" mechanism.
> And in
> some 4 weeks ago I sent a first proposal to change persistent network
> interface naming away from our current
> /lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules (which is
> inherently racy and doesn't apply to all virtualized environments) to
> udev's "net.ifnames":
Many thanks for taking the trouble to enlighten this poor benighted
creature. It is much appreciated.