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Re: Network changing from eth0 to eth1

Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> FWIW, I just discovered how useful can be a manually modified
> 70-persistent-net.rules file.
> You can map MAC addresses to interface names and completely remove
> the HWADDR from ifcfg-eth? files.
> In my case this is perfect because I want to have *two* different
> NICs as eth0 (not at the same time, obviously), two NICs as eth1,
> two NICs as eth2.
> I didn't think it could be so easy to have a configuration with
> 3 NICs (it's a firewall machine) and have the ability, in case of
> a hardware problem, to just remove the disk from the failed machine,
> put it into a backup machine and have the new 3 NICs automatically
> assigned to the correct interface names so everything works with
> no reconfiguration.
Thanks - that is one I didn't think of. I can use that on my USB
drive so that it uses eth0 on any known computer I plug it in to. I
will have to try doing the same thing for CD/DVD drives.


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