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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.

-bill davidsen (
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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