Subject: Re: eth0 vs. de0/fxp0/ep0/etc. (was Re: tty device names for Cyclades Z)
To: Kevin P. Neal <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/02/2000 23:22:34
> How difficult would it be to figure out what eth1 is, for example?
> What if someone yanks a card out of the middle of the numbering? Wouldn't
> you still have to fixup settings?
> It's the same as having sd* (for sd[0-3]) and yanking a drive out of
> the middle (say, sd1).

It's also the same in that there's the same solution: if this is going
to be a concern for the machine, wire the devices down.