[CentOS] ifcfg-rh: error: Unknown connection type 'Bridge'

Sat Jan 22 03:41:36 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com> wrote:
> On 01/13/2011 08:26 AM, James B. Byrne wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me why I am seeing these error message?
>> Specifically, why is TYPE=Bridge giving Unknown connection type
>> 'Bridge'?
> I don't believe NetworkManager supports bridges.  If you want to use
> TYPE=Bridge, you should disable NetworkManager and use the classic
> "network" service instead.

NetworkManager is utterly useless for server grade work, such as pair
bonding and bridges. It may be helpful for wireless management or
modem connections, but I find it safer to to rip it *out* on CentOS 4
and CentOS 5, and urge turning it off by whatever means are feasible
for RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 when it comes out.