Whacked out ethernet names

locked-computer-cartoonWhacked out ethernet names appeared in Linux Mint 18. Names such as enp3s0 came from nowhere and broke piles of programs and network connectivity by taking away the expected “eth0”. The logic is that such weirdness is “more predictable” than calling the only network adapter in your system “eth0”. For more information on the philosophies of these godlets see https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/.