resolvconf, dnsmasq, network manager (was Re: resolv.conf file
keeps getting rewritten)
elliotf-ubuntu-dev at gratuitous.net
Thu Mar 3 20:10:10 CST 2005
Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Elliot F">
>>I have not yet heard the arguments against NetworkManager, just things
>>like "it isn't suitable", and "a shame about the architecture". I had
>>tried it, but it made many assumptions about the locations of files
>>(/etc/sysconfig) on the system. Is this the cause of the complaints
>>listed above? Is it just that it is so redhat-centric? I had thought
>>netapplet was the same way (initially) as well?
> It's early days for NetworkManager, and it has been going through very
> active development, and a lot of architectural change. We weren't satisfied
> that it was ready for hoary, and for a while, it looked like it was not
> going to be appropriate at all. But that's been resolved now. It is not Red
> Hat centric, previous versions have been fairly easily ported.
What were the architectural problems? The only doc's I've found make it look a
fair amount like netapplet: A daemon that configs/scans networks with ties to
hal, communicating via dbus to a user applet. I plead ignorance. Any
enlightenment would be appreciated.
> It's highly likely that we will ship, or use NetworkManager by default, in
> an upcoming release.
This is a choice over the prior preference of netapplet? Are there any more
up-to-date packages for NetworkManger (other than Thom May's at
http://people.ubuntu.com/~thom/network-manager/)? Netapplet is promising, I
would like to see something fill this most needed space.
Keep up the wonderful work!
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