[CentOS] wifi on servers and fedora [was Re: 7.2 kernel panic on boot]

Thu Dec 10 23:24:43 UTC 2015
Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com>

The device I encountered it on had 10 NICS, at installation 6 of them got the new naming convention and four of them got the eth convention.  I guess my question is "what's wrong with using the MAC address?"  Yes, I know some things don't have MAC addresses, let the exceptional situation be the exception. 

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From: "Jonathan Billings" <billings at negate.org>
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Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 5:15:09 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] wifi on servers and fedora [was Re: 7.2 kernel panic	on boot]

On Dec 10, 2015, at 6:05 PM, Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com> wrote:
> There is a freedesktop.org web page about why they did this - it has to do with mobile devices and plug-and-play networking.  Take that page's statement about setting net.ifnames=0 cautiously, I found it was the exact opposite. 

To be honest, I found that this change better suited servers, which often have multiple interfaces on multiple vendor’s cards, rather than mobile devices, which tend to only have one ethernet device, if any.  Being able to predictably define which interface would be named is much more important when you’ve got 4 network interfaces, rather than hoping that eth0 is the one you booted from.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

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