[eepro100-bug] binding eth0 to a particular card

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Fri Jul 19 14:39:12 2002

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Kallol Biswas wrote:

> Is there a way to bind  eth0 to a particular PCI slot/card in
> linux?

No.  The detection order is well defined.
For many technical reasons you can't say "the NIC in PCI slot 3 should
be named eth23".

If it's important that a specific NIC handles a connection in a changing
environment, set up the configuration based on the station (MAC) address
rather than the "eth*" name.

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