jaunty the worst ever

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Wed Nov 11 22:53:54 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>> Pet peeve: NM...since Gutsy.
> You mean there was a time when NM _didn't_ cause problems?  Or is it just 
> that back before that you could prevent NM trying to configure an interface 
> by putting it in /etc/network/interfaces?

That really is not such a great idea.  Yes, putting an interface in
interfaces prevents NM from touching that Interface, but then NM goes
ahead and makes connections on any other interfaces it can find and
trashes your routing tables / DNS settings as it goes..

NM is great for 99% of desktop users who need a no hassle zero
configuration / just works client based network.  But if you have the
kind of setup where you'll be using the interfaces file, it's usually
best (IMNSHO) to simply remove or disable NM.  Hybrids are much more
likely to lead to grief.

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