Hi everyone, as NetworkManager (especially the 0.7 version) tries to be more than just a network configuration for the laptop, but also desktops and servers, there is one issue, that's currently suboptimal imho. That is, that NM always deconfigures the network interface when it is stopped. This is especially unfortunate, when you remotely administer machines and you have to restart NetworkManager (e.g. after installing a security update of NM. Rebooting is not ideal for servers...). That's why I think, it's an important feature for NetworkManager, to provide the option to not deconfigure a network interface on stop and ideally, on startup, recognize and pickup an already existing connection, without the need to reconfigure the device. The latter might be very hard to do for wireless interfaces, but for wired interfaces it should be possible (and most servers and workstations will have wired connections). Dan, Tambet, would it be possible to add such functionality to NetworkManager? Other opionions on this are very welcome. Cheers, Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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