Jaunty Static IP address

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) mkhaos7 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 20:13:03 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 14:33, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net> wrote:
> On Sunday 26 April 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 18:54 -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>>>> Paul Lemmons wrote:
>>>> > Interesting... I thought we were supposed to moving *away* from backend
>>>> > file editing. I have not had to do this for a very long time.
>>>> Odd...  I thought that additional layers of abstraction are only
>>>> worthwhile when they make things simpler.  And I have /never/ found
>>>> NetworkManager simpler for static IPs.
>>NetworkManager never _supported_ static IPs.
>>> It's been the bane of existance for eons on the Fedora list. It's been
>>> sworn at for so long that I have to wonder why it keeps being
>>> included. :) Ric
>>It keeps being included because it does the job very well for the vast
>>majority of users.  And with Ubuntu's policy of simply excluding any
>>interface that was in /etc/network/interfaces from NetworkManager control,
>>it was pretty easy for the few who needed a static IP to have it.
> Sorry derek, but I have to echo ric's comments.  For those of us running a
> home network with all static addresses, behind a NATing router, NM is pure
> poison, and gets disabled/nuked at the first opportunity I can get a shell
> opened to do it.  And any distro that links it such that it can't be
> disabled/removed without gutting the gui, will be replaced by a distro that
> doesn't, its that simple for us.  So make NM a dependency of something
> important at your own peril.
> --
> Cheers, Gene
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The easiest solution for this, IMHO, is that the KNetworkManager would
be to make KNM so it would be able to manage static interfaces. The
static interface would then be handled by /etc/network/interfaces and
the others would be handled by NM.
I think this should be done this way because KNM should be the place
to configure all network related stuff, and not make the user "hack"
in file in /etc.
I'm sure this is kind confusing for every body.


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