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Re: upgrade to rawhide report



On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 08:45:57AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > static addressing, 
> 
> If you want to do that, you just don't use NetworkManager.

That then requires someone ensures every single script/option/method called
by NetworkManager is also called by the old style paths. It also prevents
numerous sensible real world usages like "dynamic IP on wireless but prefer
my static IP on ethernet when at home" - classic configuration.

> > cable modems, 
> 
> My experience is these are all just DHCP.

Your experience is incomplete.

> > 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.

PPP comes over many things - ethernet, atm, isdn, oh yes and modem now and
then. PPPoE termination is common for some sorts of ADSL lines.

Alan



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