Friday, 15 April 2016

Re: Call for opinions: default naming policy for USB network interfaces: MAC/path/kernel?

Am Freitag, den 15.04.2016, 08:02 +0200 schrieb Martin Pitt:
> Hello Sebastien,
> Sebastien Bacher [2016-04-14 15:16 -0600]:
> > On the location based option you wrote that it creates issues when you
> > connect e.g an usb dongle to another port, but then you commented that it
> > doesn't matter because nm handles it fine. Do we know of any case which
> > wouldn't work for normal desktop users going through nm then? Do we have any
> > element in our desktop stack relying on the name?
> No, as long as you use NetworkManager, its VPN plugin etc., the name
> is fairly irrelevant. This only really matters if you use ifupdown
> configuration for those devices, or use a firewall script which
> refers to these interfaces. So while you can do these things on a
> desktop (and I'm sure some people do), these are not typical cases
> indeed.

doesnt nmcli use the names ?