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and subject line Re: Bug#794969: udev: change in network device naming scheme 
unnecessarily and incorrectly renames WiMAX devices
has caused the Debian Bug report #794969,
regarding udev: change in network device naming scheme unnecessarily and 
incorrectly renames WiMAX devices
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Package: udev
Version: 224-1
Severity: normal

Previously, my WiMAX device was named something like wmx0.  Now, it
appears it's been renamed to enx<MAC Address>.  First of all, the name
has changed from what it used to be, and now I have to check that it's
not broken anything.  There wasn't supposed to be a naming change for
people with the persistent-net rules in place.

Secondly, this is not an Ethernet device, so en is not correct (it
should be ww).  The device is on the USB bus (using the driver

For an example why this matters, think firewall rules: while I might
legitimately want to SSH into my laptop over Ethernet or WiFi (e.g. from
my phone when I'm in the other room), there's no reason I would want
arbitrary people on the Internet (WiMAX) to SSH in.  Of course, I have
appropriate security measures in place, but I'd still want to firewall
incoming WiMAX connections, and using an appropriate naming scheme makes
that possible.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages udev depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.113+nmu3
ii  cdebconf [debconf-2.0]  0.195
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]   1.5.57
ii  dpkg                    1.18.2
ii  libacl1                 2.2.52-2
ii  libblkid1               2.26.2-9
ii  libc6                   2.19-19
ii  libkmod2                21-1
ii  libselinux1             2.3-2+b1
ii  libudev1                224-1
ii  lsb-base                4.1+Debian13+nmu1
ii  procps                  2:3.3.10-2
ii  util-linux              2.26.2-9

udev recommends no packages.

udev suggests no packages.

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Am 03.12.19 um 01:25 schrieb brian m. carlson:
> On 2019-12-02 at 17:04:29, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Control: tags -1 + moreinfo

>> Is this issue still valid?
>> I do have an (internal) wimax device which is named wwx02803XXXXX, i.e.
>> has the ww prefix as one would expect.
>> If it's still a problem, please attach the output of
>> udevadm info /sys/class/net/$(iface)
> I'm unsure.  The issue is now four years old and I'm using a different
> laptop without a WiMAX card.  If you're sure that it's been fixed, I'm
> fine with you closing it.

Since I only have this one system where it works properly, I assume this
is fixed and since you no longer have access to your old system, I think
it's best to close the bug report, as we have no means to further
investigate this.


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