NIC interface names

Boris Epstein borepstein at
Fri Nov 18 21:45:04 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Michael Cronenworth <mike at>wrote:

> Boris Epstein wrote:
> > However, the question is: I've got another Fedora 16 / 32 bit machine
> > installed under VirtualBox, and it has your regular eth0. How could that
> be?
> Is your VM originally F16 or was it upgraded from a previous Fedora?
> Fedora saves the device name once you install Fedora so it will remain
> the same name even with this new feature.
> Look to see if you have this file:
> /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
> Fedora saves your network card name in there. You can either remove it
> to have it generate a new name or edit it to what you want.
> --

Both are original installations.
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