Laptop Networking, NetworkManager, ifupdown ---> Merge them?
mdz at canonical.com
Sun Dec 12 10:52:37 CST 2004
On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 03:32:39PM -0800, Karl Hegbloom wrote:
> I've begun looking over:
> cvs -d :pserver:anonymous at anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome co NetworkManager
> ... and thinking about it's design architecture and how that relates to
> Debian's wonderful (and perhaps under appreciated and under extended)
> 'ifupdown' package.
This was the subject of one of the BOF sessions at the Ubuntu conference
(which is still in progress). Some brief notes are available here:
NetworkManager seems to have gone in some questionable directions recently,
and it seems unlikely that we will adopt it at this time.
> My proposal is this: Adopt NetworkManager, but not until the ifupdown
> functionality is rolled into it. Let NetworkManager fully manage the
> interfaces, but have it do the full deal that ifupdown does now.
> (uh,... libifupdown.so ?) That could conceivably become the backend for
> all distros.
This does not seem to be where it is headed, but perhaps there is still
hope. We will be watching it.
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