On 8 March 2017 at 11:15, Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net> wrote: > On 03/08/2017 01:57 AM, Giles Coochey wrote: >> >> >>> The recommended configuration for EL7 is to use NetworkManager unless >>> you have a very specific edge case preventing you from doing so: >>> >> The truth is a lot of us run servers that don't need to have their >> network "managed" by Networkmanager. >> > > My experience was very difficult going to 7.2 to 7.3 because of a change in > the behavior of NetworkManager with respect to IPv6 but once I had it > figured out (thanks to people on this list) it worked out quite well and I > kept NetworkManager. > > But I certainly understand why some don't want to do that. That's fine Alice (and I remember your issue well with the minimally documented change to stable-privacy by default for new systems ... argh I still need to write up a blog article about that) but in this case the person concerned isn't even using the network service, which if legacy and semi-deprecated is still supported, but just doing a ridiculous and unsupportable mini script (I'm guessing from rc.local?) which doesn't handle pretty much any actual networking issue that may come up - eg failed/delayed interface.