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 From:  Kris Maglione <bsdaemon at comcast dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall-dev Mailing List <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Making interface assignments more resilient
 Date:  Sun, 6 Nov 2005 18:10:11 -0500
On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 10:39:53PM +0000, Chris Taylor wrote:
>How about something along the lines of...
>
>Obviously the above doesn't cover the instance of moving one card to 
>another slot AND adding an additional card in the previous slot but I 
>can't see that being too likely.
>Basically, I'd say MAC addresses should have preference. Point 2 would 
>cover your point about replacing failed hardware, as the old MAC would 
>no longer be found anyway :)
I agree, but I'm also considering situations where someone may have removed 
multiple ethernet cards and replaced them in any order. In that case, a person 
would expect them to be plugged in in the same order as before. I'm most 
likely to give precedence to PCI address, but am looking for someone to talk 
me out of it. 

Also, I'm planing to replace the prompt for interface name... most people 
would rather read "Intel 82559 Pro/100 Ethernet" than fxp0. (although I 
probably should have said that in the original post rather than in this reply 
:) )

>Not sure if it's feasible, but IMO that would be the least surprising 
>way to do it.
It's definately feasable.

-- 
Kris Maglione

Management can't.