[CLUG] network card id switching

Francis James Whittle FJ.Whittle at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 08:42:55 GMT 2006

If I understand correctly, it's actually possibly to bring up the
configuration of an interface (and, in fact, rename it if you're using
kernel 2.6 [with sysfs?]) according to its MAC address.

On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 17:50 +1000, freegazer wrote:
> I will soon need to do a bit of work on some dual nic'd machines. I remember
> during the recent presentation on diskless booting that there was more than
> a little discussion on the problem of nic addresses changing at boot time.
> If memory serves right Bob mentioned that he resolved the issue be changing
> the default boot sequence for Debian so that the cards would keep the same
> "eth" location.
> Does anyone know of an article on this? Or perhaps is there a chance sombody
> kept reasonable notes?
> The systems need to be running RH rather than Debian so I don't know if
> exactly the same fix will work but I would like to look into it.
> -- 
> by ipxodi (156633) on Tuesday August 23, @07:47AM (#13378220) (
> http://slashdot.org/)
> Duct tape is one of the sacred triumvirate of the Most Important Tools in
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> 1) If it moves and it shouldn't -- use Duct Tape.
> 2) If it doesn't move and it should -- use WD-40.
> 3) If it should sometimes move -- use Velcro.

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