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    Question configure static ip for removable hard drive install for use on multiple machines


    ok I am using Debian 4 bigmem and I set up static ip for my box. This is for a class and we will be moving the hard drives around the lab to different computers. My question is what do I configure to get Debian to be ok with my using different nics at different times.

    My first time I used it, I had eth0, but now I'm on a different computer (same type of hardware on all systems) but my nic is now eth1... And I had to set up static again for that nic.

    How can I have it just maintain a static ip for whatever nic/mac address on the computer that my hard drive happens to be put on?

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    why dont change the interface name in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules?
    For example, i have to change /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file because my notebook generates an interface every time I booted, eth0,...,eth20...(very rare!).

    # This file maintains persistent names for network interfaces.
    # See udev(7) for syntax.
    #
    # Entries are automatically added by the 75-persistent-net-generator.rules
    # file; however you are also free to add your own entries.

    # PCI device 0x8086:0x4232 (iwlagn)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:11:ee:66:a8:ff", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"

    # PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
    SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

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