[CentOS] How Do I ...

Thu Apr 15 16:10:18 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/15/2010 10:32 AM, Fernando Gleiser wrote:

>> in the olden days it was so easy, you had PCI cards and they were
>> named by the slot number, starting with eth0 in PCI slot 1 and so on.
>> Then
>> came the inbuilt nics
>> Then came the PCIx built nics
>> Then came the PCI-e
>> built nics
>> OUCH! ;-)
> Then came blade servers with built-in nics you can't  unplug because they're plugged to the blade center enclosure's internal switches :)

Worse, and probably more to the point of non-deterministic hardware 
detection, you can plug in a USB->ethernet adapter anytime or several in 
any order.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com