Re: Stopping NetworkManager without taking the interface down.

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 15:15 +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> 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...).
> Right, but the NM startup is the part that's going to kill you here...

Understood. Would it still be possible to add the feature though, to not
deconfigure the device on shutdown, even if we can't handle the startup yet?

This would still be useful, as it cuts down the possible downtime to a


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