Ubuntu – How to rename network interface in 15.10


I decided to do a clean install of 15.10, and as a result, need to reinstall MATLAB. MATLAB licenses are tied to the the eth0 hardware address.

My Ethernet card is listed as enp1s0, and I need to rename it to eth0. only lo is listed in /etc/network/interfaces, and /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules does not exist, so I'm unsure where to start.

Best Answer

My solution to this was to create a file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-rename-network.rules with the content:

SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", ATTR{address}=="ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff", NAME="eth0"