Why does the sequencing of my Ethernet devices not correspond to the sequencing of my network interface cards (or ports)?

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Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Symptom:

You have multiple Ethernet ports on your machine but the order of the eth<X> devices does not match the order of the physical Ethernet ports.

Background:

Most devices are enumerated by the Linux kernel according to the order that they show up in the...

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