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Re: NetworkManager cli docs



On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 03:14:01PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-11-24 at 20:21 +0100, nodata wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 24.11.2008, 11:00 -0500 schrieb Dan Williams:
> > > On Sun, 2008-11-23 at 14:33 +0100, nodata wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Can anyone point me at the docs for configuring NetworkManager without
> > > > the tray applet?
> > > > 
> > > > I've tried google, the gnome.org nm page, and the man pages. I can't
> > > > find a thing.
> > > 
> > > NetworkManager provides a D-Bus API for controlling network connections,
> > > as seen here:  http://people.redhat.com/dcbw/NetworkManager/spec.html .
> > > 
> > > For setting up network connections without a user settings service,
> > > NetworkManager provides a system-wide settings service which reads
> > > ifcfg-* files like you'd normally create on Fedora.  Be sure to set
> > > NM_CONTROLLED=yes, and NetworkManager should pick them up and use them
> > > as long as ONBOOT=yes (which means bring it up automatically).
> > 
> > Thanks for this. I've got two more questions:
> > 
> > 1. How will users find out about this? I can't find any documentation
> > without using the magic NM_CONTROLLED search term.
> 
> What exactly are you trying to find out?  For the most part, if you have
> an ifcfg file that doesn't use bridges or aliases, NM will just pick it
> up and handle it provided NM_CONTROLLED=yes or is absent.  NM_CONTROLLED
> is about as well documented as any of the other options in ifcfg files.

That's a bug maybe worth filing against initscripts; the
/usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt file is fairly useful but
may have slipped out of currency.

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