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Breaking a few eggs: Fedora 15 changes network device naming

Jan 25, 2011, 14:03 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

[ Thanks to Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier for this link. ]

"The Fedora Project is getting ready to break a lot of networking scripts that depend on the ethX naming convention — by being the first major distro to ship Consistent Network Device Naming.

"Matt Domsch, Fedora contributor and technology strategy in Dell's office of the CTO, put out a call for testing the new naming scheme this Thursday with a description of the new system. Systems that have a single network device have no problems — one Ethernet port means you have one device name (eth0). But two or more network devices, and the naming is not assured on startup."

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