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

From: Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 04:35:37 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/18/2011 11:39 AM, Garry T. Williams wrote:
> On Monday, October 17, 2011 16:57:42 jdow wrote:
>> There is something wrong with ethp2p3? What KIND of device is easier
>> to fathom if it is part of the name, ya know.
> Tell Sun, er, Oracle that. What are hme0, qfe0, and eri0? :-)

It has been a few years since I worked on Sun....

hme0 is an ethernet interface on a card with a single interface. The
second card would be hme1, of course.

qfe0 is port 0 of a 4 interface ethernet module

I don't know what eri0 is....but more than likely a person using Sun
hardware on a regular basis will know. And, to my knowledge, their
numbering system hasn't changed.

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