Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 824165
Persistent network devices not work
Last modified: 2013-08-01 08:56:26 EDT
I have current F17 RC (by "yum update"). The file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules has not been created when the system was installed. I have two NICs. Every reboot random order is picked even I have "HWADDR=..." in both ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth1. So my firewall does not work. I have to reboot to get correct order, but next reboot the order is reversed...
I'm seeing the same thing on a F17 clean minimal install. Upon further research I found that /lib/udev/write_net_rules does not exist either. It was my understanding that /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules is created by that.
I've also been reading that this was going away in the future but I couldn't find any clear documentation stating such. If so, that is fine, but is there any further documentation on this? I'd rather not use biosdevname and be able to control the naming of my interfaces myself.
When I remove biosdevname and NetworkManager all 5 of my interfaces show up and are named eth0 through eth4, but I'm curious how and where I can change the names to fit my needs now that udev is no longer generating rules?
Milan: Installing package biosdevname should give you /lib/udev/rules.d/71-biosdevname.rules, which should rename all eth* devices to names derived from their location (for example slot in PCI). This should probably help you.
No idea why the rule to write out persistent device names was dropped (there seems to be a leftover rule from initscripts, which exports INTERFACE_NAME from network configuration scripts, but that is probably no longer used).
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