[CentOS] OT: systemd Poll

Tue Apr 11 12:16:31 UTC 2017
Scott Robbins <scottro11 at gmail.com>

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 08:09:01AM -0400, Pete Orrall wrote:
> > And *why* random NIC names? Quick, you've got servers from 5
> > manufacturers, of different ages... what's the NIC going to be called? Do
> > names like enp5s0 offer any convenience to *anyone* not a hardware
> > engineer?
> As someone else had stated, it's not related to SystemD but
> Fedora/RHEL has changed the way they handle some things.  NICs, for
> instance, are no longer named after the device number (eth0, eth1,
> eth2, etc.) but after the *driver* name.  Yes, it's a change but it
> also makes sense.  IIRC this is how FreeBSD handles NIC names.

FreeBSD uses the driver in the name, such as bge0, em0, and so on, as
opposed to bge0 or em0, depending upon the make of the card.

Scott Robbins
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