interface renaming (was: Re: Moving towards NetworkManager)

Josef Wolf jw at
Sat Jul 30 22:30:48 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 11:57:59AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 8:03 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
> >
> > The question is: what EXACTLY does "predictable interface name" mean?
> It means that you can, for the same kernel, replace a NIC with
> another, and have them both have the same name.

What happens when you replace the motherboard by a different one?

> The old way was OK if you had a couple of NICs, but once you had half
> a dozen NICs on a box, ...

What's the problem with eth0 .. eth5 ?

Josef Wolf
jw at

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