[CentOS] NetworkManager on servers

Thu Feb 13 16:39:41 UTC 2020
Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>

Le 11/02/2020 à 14:11, Jonathan Billings a écrit :
> I've mentioned on this list countless times about how NetworkManager
> is actually pretty good for a general server.  Automatic link
> detection and activation/deactivation, a dispatch service on link
> activation/deactivation, support for bringing up secondary interfaces
> after a primary goes up, a dbus interface for automation, etc.

I just prepared myself to catch up and learn more about NetworkManager. So I 
opened my big fat "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook 5th edition", 
with a text file open on the computer to take extensive notes...

... only to find out that there is only half a page on NetworkManager in this 
book. Allow me to quote it:

"NetworkManager is primarily of use on laptops, since their network enviromment 
may change frequently. For servers and desktop systems, NetworkManager isn't 
necessary and may in fact complicate administration. In these environments, it 
should be ignored or configured out."


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