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Old 26th January 2011
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Default Fedora 15 Changing The Network Device Naming Scheme

From http://digitizor.com/2011/01/25/fedo...device-naming/

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Fedora developer, Matt Domsch, has announced that Fedora 15 is breaking the conventional ethX naming scheme used for Ethernet devices by adopting a new scheme called Consistent Network Device Naming.
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Suppose we have two Ethernet devices - eth0 and eth1. It cannot be ensured that eth0 will remain as eth0 and eth1 will remain as eth1 after the next system boot. The names will be allocated arbitrarily.
If You assign a ethX per MAC address everytime at boot at udev level (which is possible even now), You can be sure that naming is consistent ... but hey its Linux, lets rewrite it, shall we?
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This is quite possible the worst idea I've seen in IT since that guy stuck his RJ45 connector in the 110/220 volt switch ...
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This is quite possible the worst idea I've seen in IT since that guy stuck his RJ45 connector in the 110/220 volt switch ...
You mean using udev with MAC for consistent naming or 'The New Better Naming Scheme'?
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The new naming scheme.

It doesn't actually solve or fix anything, the names will just be different, but you still need to look at the hardware and match that to a device name.
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