Our Networking Story

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Mar 12 09:31:15 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:00:22PM +0000, TJ wrote:
> On 10/03/14 16:14, Dale Amon wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 09:49:02AM +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> >> network manager stores its system connection info in a text file in .ini
> >> style format in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections
> > 
> > Thanks for that pointer... but there is nothing in there about
> > eth0, only the WiFi connections past and present.
> > 
> > I was sort of hoping for a control file that would let me
> > command network manager "Don't use eth0 until I come back and
> > allow you to do so again".
> > 
> > And yes, I can see all sorts of issues between it and the 
> > interfaces file, but if there are going to be two ways to
> > control interfaces, that needs to be sorted eventually.
> > 
> > But I'll settle for a good way to reliably switch eth0
> > back and forth between netmanager and the interfaces files.
> man networkmanager.conf
> man nmcli

Also see /usr/share/doc/network-manager/README.Debian, which points to
the ifupdown section in NetworkManager.conf.

It's generally a good idea to start by reading README.Debian in
/usr/share/doc/$package whenever you want to do something about $package.

(Sometimes it's README.Debian.gz)

Marius Gedminas
Read what I mean, not what I write.
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