Network cards get different numbers

Erling Ringen Elvsrud systemansvarlig at
Fri Sep 22 09:36:06 UTC 2006


I have 14 identical Dell latitude D505 machines. The problem is that the
network interfaces get different numbers from machine to machine. 

For instance on one machine the wired ethernet interface is eth1 and the
wireless interface is eth2

On a different machine the wireless is eth3 and the wired eth2

This is very frustrating when I update the machines with ghost for unix
as the interface numbers in /etc/network/interfaces get all wrong. Is it
possible to force the wired to be eth0 and the wireless to eth1?

Best regards,

Erling Ringen Elvsrud

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