interface renaming

Paul Smith paul at
Sat Jul 30 14:45:01 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2016-07-30 at 10:15 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> Wow.. that is *so* much worse than the udev file example you posted!!!,, 
> err, wait, actually, that's kind of of easy and simple.

Here's the thing.  In the old method, eth0 worked right 98% of the time.

I would install on desktops, laptops, blade servers, rack-mounted
servers, etc. and all of them would use eth0.  We have racks of servers
and we could do unattended network installation via PXE and it almost
always worked fine with a standard configuration and a single puppet
setup based on eth0.

Before, we had to go in and tweak things by hand 2% of the time.  Yes,
that was certainly annoying when it happened.

With the new naming, the interface name is indeterminate.  We have to
figure out which network interface has the MAC address we actually care
about and configure it individually for every single system.

Now, we have to go in and tweak things by hand 100% of the time.

That's not better.

On Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:08:37 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> 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.

Er... please consider the fact that many of US have ALSO given thousands
of hours of our time for free to build a better system.

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