[CentOS] OT: systemd Poll

Tue Apr 11 13:32:49 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 08:02:56AM -0500, Leroy Tennison wrote:
> This does concern me, another post referred to the heavy-handed way
> in which systemd has been implemented and I totally agree.  "You
> will conform" - no exceptions.  What I fear is that we will lose the
> ability to control the name, MAC address association at some future
> point because "no one needs to do that" (speaking from their ivory
> tower). 

To be honest, if you use systemd-networkd (instead of NM or the network init
script), you can arbitrarily name your interfaces whatever you want, in a much
more configuration-management-friendly way.

It's just that systemd-networkd isn't that well-known yet.  I'm on the fence
about whether I like it or not.  It is nice that its really simple files and
consistent across distros, but it doesn't yet do stuff like wifi well.  Also,
most GNOME desktops have a NM applet that gets confused if you're using
systemd-networkd.  I still feel like systemd-networkd is a lot less
convoluted than NetworkManager.


Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>