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Re: Finding the current network devices ("D'Arcy J.M. Cain") writes:

>Maybe Linux has the right idea.  The ethernet cards are always eth# no
>matter what the actual hardware.

That's a convention that has been given up some time ago. Now some,
but not all devices, may get a name assigned by the BIOS that is
somehow associated with a location (i.e. motherboard, pci slot number, ...).

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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