[ubuntu-us-ut] stopping network manager

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Oct 28 06:27:34 GMT 2007

On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 11:00:46PM -0700, jtaber wrote:
> How can you turn off network manager?  ie you're at a cafe - you connect
> to the wireless, get some email, now you want off the wireless system to
> work on some confidential stuff.  Just right-clicking on icon to turn
> off wireless doesn't seem to break the connection (or it restarts
> itself).  Is there a command line like /etc/network-manager off  or some
> such

Based on a quick experiment:

killall NetworkManager

Then click on the applet; that kills it. (??)

To bring it back up,

/usr/sbin/NetworkManager --pid-file /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid

I have a script that NM runs which selects an apropriate firewall,
depending on whether one is at home or not, and does a few other
things. Once I make sure it runs with Ubuntu, I'll publish it.


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