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Re: Finding the current network devices
On Sun, 18 Oct 2015 10:49:05 -0400
Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> wrote:
> Another hacky trick is to create both ifconfig.wm0 and ifconfig.bge0
> and just leave both there, if you are pretty sure you'll have one or
> the other. That might create annoying or problematic errors though.
I was thinking about doing that for fstab as well.
> > Maybe Linux has the right idea. The ethernet cards are always eth#
> > no matter what the actual hardware.
> But how is the ordering determined? The basic issue is that you have
> cables plugged into ports and then interfaces appearing, and ordering
> is based on some probe order, somehow.
Well, I already depend on the ordering anyway. All my servers have two
ethernet ports and they are labeled 1 and 2 (or 0 and 1) . I plug the
first one into the external network and the second into the internal
one. I have never had to swap those ports. The numbering on the case
always matched the system.
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy%NetBSD.org@localhost>
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