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Red Hat's response to my system-config-samba rhel6 issue

Dan Ritter <dsr-mzpnVDyJpH4k7aNtvndDlA at> writes:

> On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 11:42:15AM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> "Jim Gasek" <jim-ESJ+pY3k0/ZeoWH0uzbU5w at> writes:
>> > Related to the two big trends?:
>> > - upstart (changing of the start/stop paradigm)
>> > - NetworkManager (phasing out of traditional networking).
>> >
>> > I dislike both trends.
>> Okay, I'll bite..  What do you dislike about NetworkManager?  Except for
>> the fact that one first-run you need to configure it via the UI, once
>> it's configured you can set it up to auto-connect at boot time.  You can
>> still set up a static network config the way you did before, and indeed
>> you can specify that NM not control an interface.
> NetworkManager is fine on a laptop. On a desktop or a server, in most
> environments, I don't want the IP, DNS, and so forth to change or not
> start until a user logs in: I want networking to start when the machine
> comes up and stay put.

As I said, you can configure NM to do that.  You do need to log in on
the console the first time, but then you can just Edit Connections ->
[Wired] -> System eth0 -> Edit   and then select Connect automatically
(and possibly the Available to all users).

> Simple human-readable, human-writable config files: they work well.

True.  You can also still use /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
and tell it to NOT use NM..  But then you'll possibly need to enable the
"network" service on startup.

> -dsr-


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