[systemd-devel] Renaming interfaces with systemd.link

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Mar 30 15:15:07 UTC 2017

On Tue, 14.03.17 19:18, Chris Trobridge (christrobridge at hotmail.com) wrote:

> On Fedora 25 I can rename a tap interface with a .link file in
> /etc/systemd/network but I cannot rename any Ethernet interfaces.

It should work for all interfaces.

My educated guess is that your .link file was ignored due to the
existance of /usr/lib/systemd/network/99-default.link. Make sure to
prefix your .link file with some number < 99 to ensure it takes


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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