Static IP addresses fail!

Avi Greenbury lists at
Fri Jul 22 16:18:36 UTC 2011

compdoc wrote:
> >This is the file that udev uses to map physical interfaces to their
> >ethX names. It doesn't need 'cleaning' when you make configuration
> >changes to the cards
> You're wrong. After adding and removing physical network cards, this
> file can come to contain incorrect entries.

No. That is precisely what I said.

> It can need 'cleaning', and I've had to do it a few times. Whatever
> code that maintains this file is not very robust, and it can add
> several entries for the same card, or screw up the entries.

I've never seen this, but I don't think I've ever replaced a network
card without rming that file first.


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