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11.8. Controlling the Selection of Network Device Names
Device naming can be controlled in the following manner:
- By identifying the network interface device
- Setting the MAC address in an
ifcfgfile using the
HWADDRdirective enables it to be identified by udev. The name will be taken from the string given by the
DEVICEdirective, which by convention is the same as the
ifcfgsuffix. For example,
- By turning on or off biosdevname
- The name provided by biosdevname will be used (if biosdevname can determine one).
- By turning on or off the
- The name provided by
systemd-udevwill be used (if
systemd-udevcan determine one).