[pve-devel] [PATCH+RFC docs/common 0/3] fix #4847: network: custom naming for network devices

Friedrich Weber f.weber at proxmox.com
Thu Jul 27 12:37:44 CEST 2023

Patch #1 expands the documentation on custom network interface names,
including the usage of systemd.link files to assign custom names to network
interfaces. Patch #2 and #3 are optional and marked as RFC, with the following

Working on patch #1, I noticed that PVE only recognizes interfaces with
certain names (ethN/en*/ib*) as physical NICs which can be configured in the
GUI. This means that users who want to assign custom names and also use the
GUI have to choose names that match these patterns. This seems inconvenient.

Aaron had the idea of adding a pattern `c*` specifically for "custom" names.
So to maybe start a discussion on this idea, this series comes with two
additional RFC patches: Patch #2 changes the documentation from patch #1
accordingly, and patch #3 adds the `c*` pattern.


Friedrich Weber (2):
  fix #4847: network: extend section on interface naming scheme
  network: describe and recommend `c*` names for custom interface

 pve-network.adoc | 120 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 105 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)


Friedrich Weber (1):
  network: recognize interfaces matching `c*` as physical NICs

 src/PVE/Network.pm | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Summary over all repositories:
  2 files changed, 106 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

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