Network Manager a positive?

Scott Ledyard scott at redboot.biz
Tue Apr 10 22:40:06 BST 2007


My experience was Feisty Herd 5, maybe the next step resolved bugs. At this
point, I'll check out the release on the 19th.

On 4/10/07, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Scott Ledyard wrote:
>
> > Yikes! I've had nothing but problems using Network Manager. (Example:
> Assign
> > a static IP to a NIC, unplug the patch cable and NW negotiates a
> zeroconf
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-configuration>IP in the
> 169.254.x.xrange)
> >
> > Are you finding it's become more stable in the 7.04 beta?
>
> I guess I should be specific and say that I've had very positive
> experiences of it over the past week in Feisty (7.04 beta) but prior to
> that I tried to use it in edgy and it was a shambles.  It seems to have
> improved substantially now though.  Nice clean support for WPA, lets you
> pick which wifi network from those available and the wired connection (if
> present).  It's very laptop/desktop oriented, but that's what it's for,
> servers should probably be using /etc/network/interfaces.
>
> Gavin
>
>
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