Sunday, June 14, 2009

NetworkManager makes a difference

I finally managed to get NetworkManager to work for a fixed ip as well. It was really simple. Both system-config-network and nm-applet create the appropriate files.

Fedora includes a plugin - ifcfg-rh. This integrates the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts with the NetworkManager settings. The line needed in ifcfg-ethX is:

Plugging/unplugging the cable enables/disables the interface.

The use of NetworkManager reduced the boot time by about 20 sec to 1 minute.

Unfortunately, too late for me to check out the same changes on Fedora 10

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