Get to the bottom of what is running my networks
I'd like to know exactly how to start/stop retart etc the network
But first it seems one must determine what is actually running them.
in /var/log/boot I see:
grep -i NetworkManger /var/log/boot
Mon Feb 13 13:27:14 2012: Starting network connection manager: NetworkManager.
OK, I found the thing running with:
# ps wwaux|grep NetworkManager
(wrapped for mail)
| root 1251 0.0 0.2 26320 4868 ? Ssl Feb13 0:01
| root 29922 0.0 0.0 2532 1164 ? S
| 11:10 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf
| /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf
| /var/run/dhclient-eth1.pid -lf
| -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth1.conf eth1
Then followed with an attempt to find out what package[s] was involved.
First running `apt-get check' to make sure my database was up to par, then:
apt-cache search nm-dhcp-client.action
So I tried a few more in /usr/lib/NetworkManager:
Tried several, but none gave any output to apt-cache search.
Even apt-cache search /sbin/dhclient gave no output.
How can I have all these tools on my machine and apt doesn't know
How can I find which package is doing such an important job as
starting the network. And how can I bring that function directly
under my control only?
When I click the `network' icons in kde menus, I get this worthless
little weak interface that offers access to only incidental things,
not the main work of starting/stopping and actually allows no way
whatsoever to access even those.
It offers 3 tabs, hostname, dns, hosts and has an unlock button. When
I push the unlock button I get this absolutely useless dialog that
offers a place for passwd (greyed out) and a drop down list to select
user. Obviously the idea is to select a user and then the password
field will light up.
Dropping the list down I see all users except my user and root. What
could be more useless? I don't get it, am I likely to find another
icon that offers me a chance to transplants mammary glands into a bore
Honestly it is confusing... surely there is some straight forward way
by now on this modern of a version of debian to simply work with the
tools that control networking...
Command line is my preferred idiom, but anything would be a good
There must be a quick and easy way to start stop cleanly without major
study and scrutinizing of vast man pages or such.
Can anyone provide a simple step by step procedure?
Another distro I've used worked with a simple
And a brief and easily understood configuration in /etc/conf.d/net.
Do we have anything similar? A basic underlying control mechanism
that supersedes any add-on gui bunkem?