I recall not too long ago, interfaces were identified by eth0, eth1, wlan0, etc.
Now I'm finding interface names like enp0s3, enp0s8, etc.
In another question I asked here only moments ago, someone mentioned that the new format was:
"ethernet network peripheral # serial #"
and that got me wondering:
1.Why did it change?
2.When did it change?
3.What does the first number signify?
4.Why does the 's' stand for serial, why is that in the interface name?
5.What does the second number signify?
I've googled around for answers but didn't find anything that covers the transition from the old naming system to the new one.