Re: Is this the way NM should work?

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Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 May 2008 18:02:11 Dan Williams wrote:
>>> Sorry f8:
>>> [root eagle ~]# cat /etc/system-release
>>> Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)
>>> [root eagle ~]# rpm -q NetworkManager
>>> NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3370.fc8
>>> NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3370.fc8
>> Right, 3370 brings the multiple device support to F8.
> I am missing something here and do not understand your answer.  What do you 
> consider "multiple device support"?
> With F9 and NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9.x86_64, both the wired and 
> the wireless interfaces are enabled even though they BOTH are on the same 
> (sub) network [and NOT the way I would like to see things work with both a 
> wired and a wireless NIC available].
> With f8 and NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3370.fc8, plugging in the wired 
> connection will DISABLE the wireless connection.  Conversely, unplugging the 
> wired connection will disable the wired connection and (re)ENABLE the 
> wireless connection [and IS the way I would like to see things work with both 
> a wired and a wireless NIC available].
> However, in other cases on systems with multiple wired NICs, I want them all 
> enabled ... if such a system had a wireless NIC also, then I may or may not 
> want it enabled and would need to disable wireless in NM via the applet if it 
> was not wanted.
> I understand that you are trying, with NetworkManager, to "just do the right 
> thing" and keep things simple for the user.  Nevertheless, there may be 
> hardware configurations where "the right thing" is not clear ... e.g., a 
> laptop with multiple wireless NICs (which I can easily create) ... here my 
> question is if there enough "knobs and switches" to allow such corner cases 
> to be adequately handled.

In the past, it was simply not possible to have more than one NIC
enabled at once. This is something that was desired by many over the
years. 0.6.x did not support it, and therefore you got the old behavior.

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