[CentOS] From Networkmanager to self managed configuration files

Wed Mar 8 10:58:05 UTC 2017
Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net>

On 08/03/17 10:52, John Hodrien wrote:
> It means you're stuck in your own hand crafted niche.  Which is fine, 
> but it's
> up to you to maintain the niche, or you find yourself using obsolete 
> tools
> like ifconfig and route.
> I'd argue there's a gulf between keeping things simple and doing 
> things your
> own way.
I'm sure there are drop in replacements for ifconfig and route, but even 
if deprecated I have not needed to revisit that script for many years, 
so I'm not changing it.
When it does eventually break I have to look at four lines to discover 
where the problem might be, I can troubleshoot it by trying to run each 
line manually and see what is going on.

When qw hit a bug in NetworkManager that breaks something specific that 
you're doing then you can try to raise a bug with upstream, or you could 
try to review the thousands of lines of code that make it up and try to 
fix the problem yourself.

Or perhaps you'll do what I did, remove it and put in a 4 line script.


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