[CentOS] Stopping NetworkManager doesn't shut down network interfaces

Wed Aug 17 19:52:57 UTC 2016
Joe Smithian <joe.smithian at gmail.com>

Hi All,

When I stop NetworkManager using the "systemctl stop NetworkManager", it
doesn't bring network interfaces down. This behaviour is different than
network service in CentOS 5/6.
Is this the expected behaviour or a bug or configurable?  I expected all
networking to be shut down  down after stopping NetworkManager.

Please comment.