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Re: network-manager as default? No! (was: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy)

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 5:11 AM, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
> last I checked, for instance, it was not possible to hook up two
> network cards with DHCP.

Hmmm I do have two network cards and they both get IP addresses with
DHCP as I would expect (when they both are enabled).

Anyways, I don't think NM is the right solution for all proposed use
cases right now for a number of reasons:

* It doesn't have a good command-line interface

* It probably can't do some of the more complex yet common setups
possible with ifupdown, guessnet and friends

* NM was built by the Gnome community and their goals are a lot
different from ours

Nevertheless, I do believe something like NM is probably the way to
go, as it is a cleaner and more controlled event-oriented design
compared to a collection of all sort of scripts. It's seems to be the
right way to do it, even if you don't agree with the particular


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