Re: Reshuffled NICs?

From: Brian Reichert <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:49:17 -0400

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 10:41:18AM -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> By reshuffling I mean that last boot's eth0 is now eth1 and
> last boot's eth1 is now eth0. One guy with 4.2 billion years of sysvinit
> experience said that although it's possible in theory, he's never seen
> it happen except when hardware was replaced.

I've seen it on kernel upgrades, when the kernel changes the order
of buses to probe.


My workaround was to set up NIC teaming, and at boot-time, put all detected
NICs into the bonded device.

Not for everyone, but suitable for us.

> Thanks,
> SteveT

Brian Reichert				<>
BSD admin/developer at large	
Received on Mon Aug 21 2017 - 14:49:17 UTC

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