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Re: Specifying multiple NICs

On Wed 01 Aug 2018 at 19:54:03 +0100, Darac Marjal wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 12:00:41PM -0400, Mark Neidorff wrote:
> > I'm setting up a "just in case" replacement mailserver for my domain and my
> > local network.  I'm using Debian Jessie, because the latest instructions for
> > setting the mailserver (qmail) are written for Jessie.  The mailserver has 2
> > NICs (one for local network, and one for Internet).
> > 
> > In the past,  I referred to each NIC as eth0, eth1,..... but now, these names
> > are not permanent, and the designation can change on boot.  I looked at the
> > "Network Coinfiguration" document which didn't have a solution.  So, either how
> > do I make the names for the NICs permanent or what do I use fot the names of
> > the NICs?
> In my opinion, the most "debian" way is to do the following in
> /etc/network/interfaces:
> rename eth0=localnet
> auto localnet
> iface localnet inet static
> 	address blahblah
> rename eth1=internet
> iface internet inet dhcp
> 	and so on

Is rename part of the file format of interfaces on jessie?


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