interface renaming (was: Re: Moving towards NetworkManager)

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 19:43:47 UTC 2016


On 29 July 2016 at 16:05, Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2016-07-29 at 14:08 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> If you have several devices, or you connect and disconnect USB
>> network devices, it's likely more tricky.
>
> The real problem is trying to use things like puppet etc. to configure
> lots of systems, if they all use arbitrary different names for eth0.
>
> Especially if they all were configured to use eth0 before.

Was the problem with that way that if you have multiple eth interfaces
it was not guaranteed which would be eth0 and which eth1 etc?

Colin



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