interface renaming (was: Re: Moving towards NetworkManager)

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Jul 30 14:08:37 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2016-07-30 at 15:11 +0200, Josef Wolf wrote:
> Might this contradiction be a result of the propaganda they have to
> spread in order to propagate their system?

This sort of thing gives me the royal s**ts. "They", and many others,
have given thousands upon thousands of hours of their time for free to
build a better system. A system that you get to use for absolutely no
money down. Free as in beer, free as in libre, free as in speech and
free as in air. Free, free, free.

So if you have constructive criticism, deliver it to the people who can
use it. If you don't want to use the new system, apply one of the
extremely well-documented configurations that will allow you to name
your interfaces however you like.

But if all you want to do is whinge, then I for one do not want to read
about it.

> Simple... effective... working!

Just like the current system.

Here are my interfaces on 16.04:

   kauer at kt:~$ ifconfig | grep encap | cut -d\  -f1

And this is all that was needed:

   kauer at kt:/etc/systemd/network$ cat 


   kauer at kt:/etc/systemd/network$ cat 


Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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