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Re: System Config Tools Cleanup Project - tools to eliminate/replace



On Tue, 24 Mar 2009, Colin Walters wrote:

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:16 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:

Quite a lot of people still don't want to use NetworkManager. It makes
little sense on a system which just sits there connected to a static IP
address 24/7.

I think it does because it provides a useful networking API for other
applications to consume.  For example, answering the question "is
there an active network link" was effectively impossible for app
authors before.

Also, in my opinion on a well-managed network if you want a fixed IP
address, the right way to do it is MAC matching on the DHCP server,
not client configuration.  And NetworkManager works well in such a
setup.

Which I guess is OK if you are not setting up the system with the dhcp server
AND the box you are setting up has X installed. Does NM have a command line
interface? Not that I have seen but I could have missed it.

Regards,

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