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Thread: Network Adaptor Renaming - Two 18:04s show different IDs

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    Network Adaptor Renaming - Two 18:04s show different IDs

    Folks, not sure the theory behind Ubuntu renaming the NICs from the well known eth0 and wlan0 to the other less memorable IDs but I am puzzled as to why one version of 18:04 LTS has the old names and another shows the new names.

    18:04 in US shows eth0 and wlan0
    18:04 in UK shows enp1s0 and wlp2s0

    The 18:04 in US was installed by me on a visit, cannot recall exactly what method I used but it is on a Gateway laptop, no other OS. Machine used as a dlna media server and ssh server.

    At the time my laptop in UK also had 18:04

    Why might these two machines differ?

    Geoff

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    Re: Network Adaptor Renaming - Two 18:04s show different IDs

    Any chance someone used one of the methods at https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Sof...nterfaceNames/ under I don't like this, how do I disable this?

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    Re: Network Adaptor Renaming - Two 18:04s show different IDs

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy31 View Post
    Any chance someone used one of the methods at https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Sof...nterfaceNames/ under I don't like this, how do I disable this?
    Thanks for link, fascinating.

    No chance anyone would have changed settings, machine not used and owner has no idea of Linux. I installed the Ubuntu system when visiting, it merely runs a DLNA server (miniDLNA for media streaming) and ssh, the latter so I can manage it. Machine used merely to stream any videos to her TV

    I can understand the reasoning now behind changing from eth(n) and wlan(n) and realise the average home user the old system is fine.

    Geoff

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