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SubjectRe: The magical mystical changing ethernet interface order
Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
[snip]
> Randy.Dunlap wrote :
>
>>An alternative is to use 'nameif' to associate MAC addresses with
>>interface names. See here for mini HOWTO:
>>
>> http://www.xenotime.net/linux/doc/network-interface-names.txt
>
>
> Currently this feels like a kludge, because not fully
> inegrated, but goes in the right direction.
> Actually, it's pretty funny that the original Pcmcia package
> got it right since the beggining (and Win2k as well), but
> distributions took a step backward from that when integrating Pcmcia.
> My belief is that configuration scripts should be specified in
> term of MAC address (or subset) and not in term of device name. Just
> like the Pcmcia scripts are doing it.
> And let's go the extra mile : ifconfig should accept a MAC
> address as the argument instead of a device name. And in the long
> term, just get rid of device name from the user view.

Some network devices do not have a mac address on power-up and must be
supplied one.

Eli
--------------------. "If it ain't broke now,
Eli Carter \ it will be soon." -- crypto-gram
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