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Re: Yep, names like p4p1 are soooo much better than eth0 :-(

From: Fulko Hew <fulko.hew_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Oct 16 2011 - 12:57:26 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-10-16 at 16:35 +1100, Roger wrote:
> > Isn't eth0 for ethernet?
>
> Ethernet was badly named in the first place, it's carried by wires, not
> going through the ether (wireless). :-\
>

The original Ethernet was based on CSMA techniques, spearheaded by the
Aloha protocol at the University of Hawaii, and Aloha was done over radios.
So what goes around... comes around.

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