eth renaming upon reboot?
For some reason whenever I reboot the server at work the eth number changes and increments by one.
So when the system reboots eth0 becomes eth1, and the next time it reboots it becomes eth2, etc.
The problem with this is that the internet cannot establish the static connection until I update the names of the eth devices in /etc/network/interfaces and then run /etc/init.d./networking start. For some reason though the eth is now called eth9. Today when I started the server, I had to change the values listed as eth8 in the interfaces file to eth9 before restarting the networking daemon.
Is there some way to specify which eth# a card is based upon its hardware (mac) address?