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Re: Network manager and dns

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 12:03:26PM -0400, Mail Lists wrote:
> Paul W. Frields wrote:
> >
> > You can either add a line like this to the
> > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<interface> file:
> >
> >   PEERDNS=no
> >
> > Or you can use System > Administration > Network, and turn off the
> > "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider" checkbox for the
> > appropriate interface.
> >
> >   
>    Is NetworkManager supposed to pay attention to those things ?
>    Perhaps i don't have all the right pieces but NM ignores anything
>    I've done to any config file - perhaps nm_applet needs to be
>    enhanced to allow routing, dns overrides etc. Also be nice when
>    there are multple AP's on same SSID if it would show them (and
>    MAC's) as well and allow user to choose the AP. Even if network
>    config file editing did work, the applet shud be enhanced.

I'm using Fedora 9, and when I right click the Network Manager applet
in my task tray, and choose "Edit Connections," I find that these
kinds of solutions are available in the IP setup tab for any of my
wireless networks.  For example, there's a setting for "DHCP
(addresses only)," and there's a setting to put in a BSSID for a
particular wireless AP, so you can create connections that are per-AP
if you like, and then select them manually from the applet.

There's also the /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ folder, which lets
you drop scripts in for special management whenever Network Manager
connects or disconnects.

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