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SubjectRe: VIA EPIA EK: strange eth dev numbering
> Strange or not, correct or not - depends on the point of view.
> The key word here is "udev" - check your udev rules. Since some time
> ago udev on some distros comes with rules to give persistent device
> names for network interfaces. Some time ago you had eth0 and eth1
> with different hardware, and udev remembered this fact somewhere.
> Now it sees new hardware, and gives it consecutive numbers, renaming
> kernel devices.

hu. where are the days when eth0 was eth0 ...

this means that, when I exchange a network card and replace it with a
new one, it will cost an "ethX" device name each time.

FYI, distribution is latest Gentoo.

as a friend of mine puts it:

"Haha das is geil, das is wie bei Windows"
"Wo er merkt, dass du ein neues Mainboard hast :)"

which translates:

"Haha, that's randy, that's like in Windows, which
notices that you've got a new mainboard"

Bad, bad Ferdl! How dare you compare this to M$Windows ;-)

well, Michael, thanks for the help,

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