Re: No more IPv4 address after boot up since NM 0.9.10

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Haller" <thaller redhat com>
To: "Harald Dunkel" <harald dunkel aixigo de>
Cc: "networkmanager." <networkmanager-list gnome org>, "Pavel Simerda" <psimerda redhat com>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:54:49 AM
Subject: Re: No more IPv4 address after boot up since NM 0.9.10

On Thu, 2015-03-12 at 10:32 +0100, Harald Dunkel wrote:
On Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:43 +0100
Frederik Himpe <frederik frehi be> wrote:

I still think that NM's behaviour not to touch the interface when it's
up already is counter-intuitive. If I start up NM with a configuration
for eth0, then I _do_ want this configuration to be applied, just like
the distro specific init networking scripts would do. If you don't want
NM to touch an existing interface, then it makes more sense to me to
completely disable NM, or to set this specific interface unmanaged in

Maybe this behaviour should be configurable?

I am affected by exactly the same problem, and I completely agree
with Frederik. Some improvement here would be highly appreciated.

ok, but what is the concrete suggestion?

How about adding a autoconnect-boot argument to a connection.

What about my original suggestion of "onboot" as a separate option
from "auto"[1] plus a new behavior that "onboot" connections would
be enforced even if the device is already configured?


That would IMO make sense and would solve other issues like
auto connections blocking the boot process when not desired. Ah,
I see you mentioned it down in the e-mail.



When NM
starts and an interface is unconfigured it would do the usual
autoconnect behavior.

If the interface is already configured, during startup only,
NetworkManager would consider
  (autoconnect==TRUE && autoconnect-boot==TRUE)
connections and forcefully activate them.

I remember some discussion about supporting splitting the meaning of
autoconnect into a autoconnect and on-boot. I am unable to find the
bug/email now (CC Pavel).


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