[Xymon] Network Traffic Graph - Fedora 15

Colin Coe colin.coe at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 14:19:11 CEST 2011

Vernon is correct.  Fedora 15 moves away from eth[0-9], at least in
some circumstances.  See


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Vernon Everett
<everett.vernon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sam
> I recall about 7 years ago, give or take, when Sun released the new
> T2000 line of servers, NICs changed from being eri0, hme0, qfe1and
> similar to being e1000g0, e1000g1.....
> You could grab the old NICs by using a regex. They were all of the
> form aaaX (a=Alpha, X=Numeric)
> "^[a-z][a-z][a-z][0-9]" or something like that.
> It all happened inside the C code, so I plead ignorance of the details.
> The new NIC IDs no longer fitted the regex, and it broke Hobbit. (Yes,
> it was called Hobbit back then)
> Henrik was pretty quick off the mark though, and sorted me out with a
> patch within a day or three.
> (I am guessing he wasn't so busy back then)
> It is possible that you have encountered something similar.
> Henrik? Could it be?
> I would go to your sysadmin guys and get them to stop playing
> silly-buggers with the NIC naming conventions.
> If they refuse to be reasonable, you might have to petition Henrik for a fix.
> I still owe Henrik a beer for that T2000 fix. :-)
> Regards
>     Vernon
> On 13 July 2011 10:36, Sam L <s0a4m at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas about this?
>> Thanks!
>> ________________________________
>> From: s0a4m at hotmail.com
>> To: xymon at xymon.com
>> Subject: Network Traffic Graph - Fedora 15
>> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 14:39:34 -0400
>> I've been running xymon 4.3.3 on Fedora 14 for a month or two without any
>> issues.  I recently upgraded to Fedora 15 and now my "Network Traffic" graph
>> in trends is no longer working.  They changed up something with network card
>> naming in Fedora 15, and my NIC is no longer called eth0 (or
>> eth<anything>).  The interface is now called p33p1.  Should xymon be able to
>> figure that out on it's own or do I need to tell it to look for more than
>> ethX?
>> Thanks.
>> s0a4m
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