Our Networking Story

Dale Amon amon at vnl.com
Fri Mar 7 06:44:07 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 11:32:41PM +0100, Stanisław Hodur wrote:
> *Wifi + Ethernet on Desktop*

Which reminds me of another common use of machines that a typical
GUI user won't think of.

I often configure laptops that for security have wifi, bluetooth
etc all turned off at BIOS level, and the only ethernet connection
is not to the internet but to a disconnected network that attaches
to real, live and quite serious equipment (don't think computer 
equipment think *equipment*). I really appreciate it when network 
manager doesn't fight with me over the eth not having any external 
gateway. I get really annoyed if it does that, but with saucy
network-manager and I have at least a temporary truce. It lets
me do what I want with eth1 in interfaces and doesn't try to turn 
it off. And yes, in a previous version it did do that... I used
to have to shut it down or even de-install it.

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