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Re: how to find out ethernet device name

On 2018-04-17, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2018, Long Wind wrote:
>> we used to call them eth0, eth1 ...now we use new names
>> i have a ethernet card in stretchhow to find out its name? Thanks!
> sudo ip link;

Do you need sudo for that (would I get something else here if I was

(I tried as root and cannot distinguish between the two outputs but won't paste that
here so as to not beat the thing over the head too hard.)

curty@einstein:~$ ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether c8:9c:dc:6f:d3:11 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

> will show you what the available interface names are.

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