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Re: NetworkManager: I want to believe, but... [was Re: F9 potential service network bug?]



On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 22:17 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:04:27PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > Because of delaying network initialization, or something else? I'm generally
> > > not interested in boot time per se except in the sense of
> > > time-to-fully-operational. (For machines with static addresses -- this isn't
> > > the laptop case.)
> > If you have a wired interface marked for DHCP, but no cable plugged in,
> > and ONBOOT=yes, the network service will block waiting until the DHCP
> > timeout.  In general, you want connections to come up as they become
> > available.
> 
> Too much context got snipped out, apparently. The question here is: what is
> the advantage of having NetworkManager handle *static* addresses?

Even with static addresses you can have your connectivity dropped for
various reasons.  And having one way of finding out "is the network up"
makes it so that we can actually *depend* on that in other places
throughout the OS

Jeremy


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