Linked by AdamW on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora is holding a Test Day tomorrow (2011-01-27) to test a new network device naming scheme, as implemented by the biosdevname utility provided by Dell. biosdevname aims to give network interfaces names that are both consistent and appropriate to their physical attributes (onboard device number, or PCI slot), an approach that has been kicked around upstream for a while. This new system will likely come to most distros in future. The Fedora test day will concentrate on making sure it behaves as intended on both new installations and upgrades.
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maybe itll be better
by TechGeek on Fri 28th Jan 2011 14:44 UTC
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While I will miss the simplicity of knowing that on any machine the first network device will be eth0, it may fix a few things. Its always a pain when you have multiple NICs in a machine and they come up in different order during startup. Being able to specify a device and always get the same one will be nice. (Note this isn't a linux bug AFAIK, just the bios being flaky about starting devices)

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