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Re: NIC renaming does not rename /proc/sys/net/ipv4 Was: Re: NICs tradin

To: bert hubert <ahu@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: NIC renaming does not rename /proc/sys/net/ipv4 Was: Re: NICs trading places ?
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: 29 Mar 2003 13:29:19 +0100
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sat, 2003-03-29 at 13:17, bert hubert wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 05:47:17AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > 
> > > I just upgraded a box with 2 NICs in it to 2.5.66, and found
> > > that what was eth0 in 2.4 is now eth1, and vice versa.
> > > Is this phenomenon intentional ? documented ?
> > 
> > Just assign mac addresses to names and run nameif early in boot.
> 
> A slight problem with that is that not all parts of /proc/sys get renamed
> this way:

Just rename at early boot before IP is set up.  That is what i usually
do - set up /etc/mactab and run it very early at boot.

Running it later is usually flakey. e.g. it can also give confusing
effects with old style named ip aliases.

-Andi



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