RE: FW: integration with /etc/network/interfaces

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 18:04 +0100, Alexander Sack wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 10:13:35AM +0100, Henry Andrew wrote:
> > It does not seem that there is any integration with
> > /etc/network/interfaces at all, and that there is no equivalent way
> > scripting in custom pre-up/post-down commands etc. like you can with
> > standard networking.
> > 
> > Seems like NetworkManager sits on top of standard Linux networking
> > is not a functionally equivalent tool.  Are they mutually
> > incompatible?
> The concepts of NetworkManager and ifupdown don't go together well,
> which is why we decided to make these mutually exclusive in gutsy.

Correct; with 0.6.x they are definitely mutually exclusive.


> We (ubuntu) will revisit this decision once network-manager 0.7 gets
> to a state where you can bring up multiple devices at the same time.
> Thanks,
>  - Alexander

Thanks for your replies.  I can appreciate the difficulty in integrating
the two, but if I could send in a feature request for this, then I would
do!  It would be much nicer to be able to restart
"/etc/init.d/Network-manager" and have it cascade so that it also
restarted /etc/init.d/networking.  Would also be nice to be able to
script with network-manager, but if this is not at all possible, then at
least to be able to script with standard pre|post-up|down, but I suppose
that nm would have to be compatible with manually defined interfaces in
that case.


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