usb port 6
Is this a multi port ethernet controller on a thunderbolt docking station attached through usb (either interbally or externally)?
@clonejo it's literally just a usbnet device
but also it doesn't matter what the explanation is this is bullshit either way lol
@wxcafe @clonejo It's a "Predictable Interface Name". The point is that this device will always get the same name, even if you plug other devices before it in discovery order (unlike eth0, eth1, etc.)
There's some discussion about the pros and cons here: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/
no matter what the technical justifications are, this is still horrible UX
there is no reason why stable interface names could not be shorter than that, or even still be ethX (first boot -> assign a static name to each device. boom problem solved)
moreover, there is no reason we can't just change the name of interfaces (just assign a UUID to each of them...)
I was talking about a file formatted like this:
where I can change the second part and at reboot it'll rename the iface
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