[xubuntu-users] How to force network interface assignment

Bradly J. McConnell bradly.mcconnell at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 04:15:08 UTC 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com 
> [mailto:xubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of 
> John Shane
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 8:23 PM
> To: xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: [xubuntu-users] How to force network interface assignment
> Anyway, as always, there are some issues to sort out and one 
> of them is how to force XU to assign the wireless card to 
> eth1 instead of sometimes assigning it to eth0.  So far I 
> haven't found anything through googling, at least not that 
> answers this specific issue.
> I've tried to edit /etc/network/interfaces but that doesn't 
> govern which interface is assigned to which piece of 
> hardware.  I've looked in the udev rules but if the answer is 
> there I haven't found it. If possible I'd like eth1 to always 
> be the wireless card and eth0 to always be the built in NIC.  
> Can anyone point me to an explanation of how to do this?  
> Many thanks.  John

This just came up on my local LUG list.  This was taken from a server
install, but I think it will still work.
Here is what they had to say about it:

cp at mintaka:~$ cat /etc/iftab
# This file assigns persistent names to network interfaces.  See iftab(5).
eth0 mac 00:90:27:e6:28:d6
eth1 mac 00:c0:f0:28:e8:3c


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