On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 4:50 AM, Martin Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Martin Pitt [2016-04-06 12:56 +0200]:
> * MAC based (status quo): Emphasize the identity of the device that
> you connect
> + Works well on PCs/laptops where you want to connect your phone or
> USB 3G stick on an arbitrary USB slot.
> - With boards like the RasPi you usually think in terms of
> location: The left port is for the external USB ethernet card,
> the right port for something else.
> - You can't just take a pre-configured image and install it on a
> bunch of RasPis, as the configuration depends on the particular
> USB ethernet dongle that you plug in, so the names will be
> different on every deployed device, you can't keep a r/o
> image, and you need to adjust the configuration everywhere.
For the record, forgot some minuses here:
- Long and ugly names
My preference would be to nix the long-ugly-mac-based names.
Location based would certainly be simpler to use in cli than the MAC ones
doesn't really type out that cleaning very often.
I think we should do something like what Steve suggested w.r.t providing
some sort of persistent mapping via rules or config outside of the eth*