Re: device naming (mentioned in Fedora Weekly News 259)

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On 01/21/2011 11:35 AM, Tim wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 10:44 +0100, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
>> Well, on the other end it is very useful if your NIC is called eth0,
>> because when it is not working well you can remove it from the slot,
>> plug in a new one and restart the system with no configuration change.
> Not quite.  There's a few messages about this on the list.  The system
> remembers your last device details, and calls your new card eth1, even
> if it's the only ethernet adaptor on the PC.  You have to delete a file
> to make it forget about the old one.

I can assure you that a long time ago it was really plug-and-play.
Nowadays it is as you say; you have to modify the persistent-rules file
in etc to regain eth0. The good thing is that you can declare many
MAC addresses as eth0 and everything works if you do not plug them
together ("move the disks to secondary machine" scenario).

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