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On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:
> On 12/12/2008 09:18 AM, Matthew Gillen wrote:
>> I use it on all my systems nowadays.  It used to have issues with static
>> IPs, but that seems better now.
>> One of the reasons I'd recommend it is the ifplug functionality: if you
>> unplug the cable, it "does the right thing" by bringing the interface down
>> (so network operations return failure immediately instead of timing out,
>> etc).  Likewise when you plug it back in, it will immediately
>> reactivate/renew-DHCP.
> What about static IPs. I use a static IP so I can allow for ssh connections.
> This is the main reason I disabled Network Manager. I certainly use it on my
> laptop, and it has worked very well.

If your DHCP server supports fixed IPs based on MAC address, this is
one work-around.  Otherwise, I don't see the point of using NM for a
system that isn't physically moving around ...

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