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Re: interfaces eth0, eth1, eth2 changes itself...



On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 17:39 +0930, Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 03:35 -0300, Cristiano Soares wrote:
> > The thing is that when I turn off the server, disconnect cables and
> > power, and move it to the right place the server changes the order of
> > the eths itself. I can’t understand why. I don’t want it to charge the
> > eths because I have the correct cable plug in to the right places. Can
> > I change or prevent it from happening?
> 
> First simple thing to try:  When configuring your ethernet hardware, use
> the option that binds its configuration to the NIC's MAC address.  They
> should each have a unique MAC.  The GUI (at least) network configuration
> tool provides an option for this that's easy enough to find.

That's a good option. Notice the "--hwaddr" option for 'netconfig'.

Also you can manually assign the device aliases to your cards
in /etc/modprobe.conf, an example might be :
alias eth0 tg3
alias eth1 sk98lin
alias eth2 8139too



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