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Re: network-manager as default? No!

Jon Dowland wrote:
On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 07:22:47PM +0300, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
It also can't do VLANs (.1q), bridges, bonds and all possible
permutations of the above. I'd speculate that it also wouldn't be able
to do things like 1k (or more) interfaces. It also doesn't support hooks
to be able to do more advanced setups, such as multihoming, policy
routing, QoS, etc.

Is it necessary for the distribution's *default* network-management solution to
handle all of these?  If it could be easily substituted for another solution
that was better suited to tasks which a majority of users will not use, then
surely that is fine.

True. ifupdown doesn't do those either by default; the argument was that it's *extendable* enough to be able to do these via simple addon hooks.


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