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Re: NetworkManager overwriting resolv.conf



On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 19:44 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 19:20 -0700, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 16:10 -0500, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > > On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:10:07 -0700
> > > Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > > 
> > > > The only solution I have found so far is to:
> > > > 1) properly re-create /etc/resolv.conf to what it should be
> > > > 2) set the immutable flag on it (chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf)
> > > 
> > > That works in fedora, but even better (as others have said)
> > > is disabling NetworkManager service and enabling network instead
> > > (i.e. go back to the old and unimproved days :-).
> > 
> > I understand that. The entire point of this exercise was:
> > 
> > 1) Not to go back to the old ways
> ----
> I think you have a misunderstanding of the role of both 'network' and 'NetworkManager' services.
> 
> 'network' service is clearly better for server usage as it is a true startup daemon that doesn't require any user interaction.
> 
> 'NetworkManager' at present provides for userland control which means that it isn't all that useful until a user logs in.

No misunderstanding here at all.

Indeed, this was the _original_ intent for NetworkManager. But according
to several pieces of information posted here and elsewhere (such as the
NetworkManager To Do page at http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManagerToDo),
it is morphing into being more. It could very well replace the old
network service in due time.

I know I could have done things using system-config-network and the
network service. I chose not to for a very specific set of reasons.


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