eth0/eth1 switched ?

Timothy Murphy tim at
Fri Jun 15 14:11:26 UTC 2007

Frank Elsner wrote:

>> > And my "/etc/modprobe.conf" contains
>> >
>> > alias eth0 natsemi
>> > alias eth1 8139too
>> >
>> > What's going on? And how to prevent this?
>> What about giving a speficic MAC address to each one in
>> the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX
>> With the HWADDR=<MAC-address> directive.
> Ok, that maybe a solution. I'll try.
> But shouldn't the alias statements in "/etc/modprobe,conf" do the job?

But if you have two eth? devices, how would it know which was which?

I agree with the suggested solution;
but note that some moronic program in Fedora 
occasionally re-writes the ifcfg-ethX files
in a particularly stupid way.

Timothy Murphy  
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