[CentOS] Disabling network service in CentOS 7

Tue Apr 5 19:18:38 UTC 2016
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

On 5 Apr 2016 20:11, "Joe Smithian" <joe.smithian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've recently started using NetworkManger service and nmcli tool, I like
> much better than the old network service and manually modifying network
> scripts. I've seen many online questions on how to disable NetworkManger
> but I have the opposite question! I am wondering if it be OK to disable
> network service altogether and just use NetworkManger for configuring and
> managing Ethernet interfaces. I care about wired Ethernet interfaces only.
> I disabled network service and rebooted my machine without any networking
> problem but I wanted to conform that that would be OK.

If you are making use of NetworkManager then there's nothing network does
that would require it still being enabled.

It's perfectly safe to systemctl disable|mask network.service

(Note pay attention that you disable service and not target!)