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Re: Finding the current network devices

=> On Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:29:14 -0400
=> "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <> wrote:
=>> and then reboot.  If I forget to adjust the network cards I am locked
=>> out until I go to the server room.  My solution is to add this to the
=>> top of rc.conf:
=>>   read eth0 eth1 _ <<< `ifconfig -l`
=> In any case, this doesn't work.  It's a bash operator and rc.conf is
=> run by sh.  I will have to do something else to get the values.
=> However, I still don't know if I can depend on the order.  Can anyone
=> tell me that?
=> Maybe Linux has the right idea.  The ethernet cards are always eth# no
=> matter what the actual hardware.

   Note that that isn't universal across Linux. I have at least one fairly
modern Linux box at work which renames the interfaces from eth# to
something else.

                                Gary Duzan

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