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    SubjectRe: Sequence of network cards
    Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    >>Is the algorithm for assignment of eth? numbers by Linux kernel
    >>documented anywhere?
    >
    >
    > it's generally on a pci bus order. However... if you switch to acpi by
    > going from 2.4 to 2.6, the pci bus order might change.
    >
    > The good news is that you can do a few things to mitigate this:
    > 1) Several distros (including Fedora Core) allow you to bind ethX
    > numbers to mac addresses, eg effectively persistent binding of ethX
    > numbers to specific cards
    > 2) you can rename ethX to ethY yourself with nameif and similar tools.

    I knew about nameif, I was unaware of the bind to MAC solution, and
    thank you much for it. As the number of cards goes up it scales easily.

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