On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 07:46 -0400, Alan Cox wrote: > On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 09:37:56PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote: > > BTW, when using NetworkManager for desktops, do we really need network- > > scripts and sysconfig/networking at all? > > Define "desktop". If you mean "dhcp managed disposable splat" then probably > not, but desktop also covers a large multitude of other things including > secure IPsec networks, Yes, for this you definitely need static configuration on the machine. Handling VPNs is tough, but we need to do it. > static addressing, If you want to do that, you just don't use NetworkManager. > cable modems, My experience is these are all just DHCP. > ppp, ... This is tricky in a NetworkManager world, since there is no way to know when the user has plugged in a phone cable into their modem (AFAIK). Probably we will just require using system-config-network for this case.
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