[CentOS] CentOS 5.5: what do /etc/sysconfig/networking and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts exactly ?

giggzounet giggzounet at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 14:01:03 UTC 2010

Le 24/11/2010 13:50, Nico Kadel-Garcia a écrit :
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
> <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr> wrote:
>> giggzounet wrote:
>>> Le 24/11/2010 09:22, John R Pierce a écrit :
>>> this script just uses /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. All my interfaces
>>> work fine. My problem sit to understand the intereaction between
>>> /etc/sysconfig/networking and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. When I
>>> boot the network script read and set up my interface with the
>>> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts files. So why are there
>>> /etc/sysconfig/networking ? how these /etc/sysconfig/networking files
>>> are used ?
>> AFAIK /etc/sysconfig/networking/* is only used by system-config-network,
>> you can define "profiles" and then switch from one to the other, and
>> system-config-network copies (or hardlinks?) the relevant parts to
>> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.
>> Note that lots of stuff in /etc/sysconfig/networking are hardlinks to
>> files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or /etc (eg hosts and
>> resolv.conf on my system here), they're not actually different files.
>> Just avoid system-config-network and configure stuff yourself in
>> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and /etc/sysconfig/network, and you'll be
>> fine.
> And, in fact, system-config-network is quite dangerous. It's one of
> numerous tools that will manipulate the network scripts, does so
> inconsistently, and will overwrite legitimate stored values from the
> actual /etc/sysconfig/netw-rk-scripts/ files without any way to
> restore the relevant values. Pair bonding, for example, can only be
> configured manually and system-config-network blows it away.
> Don't use it if you can avoid it. Use netconfig (which is,
> unfortunately, discarded for RHEL 6) or learn the new, bloated, and
> also inconsistently managed ways of NetworkManager. (I'm not happy
> about NetworkManager, but we seem to be stuck with it going forward.)

ok thx for all your answers!

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