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## Auto-converted by kwiki2moinmoin v2005-10-07
[http://people.redhat.com/dcbw/NetworkManager] aims to manage all network connections itself. However, Debian's networking infrastructure is nicely modular, and it seems a shame to lose a lot of available flexibility for the convenience of !NetworkManager.
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||<tablestyle="width:100%" style="border:0;vertical-align:top"> NetworkManager attempts to keep an active network connection available at all times.[[BR]] The point of NetworkManager is to make networking configuration and setup as painless and automatic as possible. If using DHCP, NetworkManager is __intended__ to replace default routes, obtain IP addresses from a DHCP server, and change nameservers whenever it sees fit. In effect, the goal of NetworkManager is to make networking __Just Work__. If you have special needs, we'd like to hear about them, but understand that NetworkManager is not intended to serve the needs of all users. ||<style="border:0"> [http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager/images/wireless-at-tealuxe.png] ||
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The ideal solution would be for [http://people.redhat.com/dcbw/NetworkManager] to call out to ifupdown as required, but this has some drawbacks:
 * ifupdown can be used to manage wireless networks
 * could depend on there being a decent ifupdown setup to start with
 * could conflict with other network management tools, such as gnome-system-tools
 * NetworkManager is composed of two parts : A daemon running as root (DebPkg:network-manager), and a front-end (DebPkg:network-manager-gnome or DebPkg:network-manager-kde).
 * NetworkManager will only handle interfaces not declared in /etc/network/interfaces (see README file)
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Bug:270538 is an ITP for Network Manager = Features =
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Note : DebPkg:network-manager was shipped with Debian Etch -- -- FranklinPiat [[DateTime(2007-08-05T10:48:18Z)]] = Documentation =
Make sure you read the fine manual
 * /usr/share/doc/network-manager/README and README.Debian
 * {{{man interfaces}}}

= FAQ =
 How do I configure static IP adress (for a server, etc) ? :: configure /etc/network/interfaces

 Why can't I see NetworkManager with my new user account ? :: make sure allow ''human'' users are in the group {{{netdev}}} (see /usr/share/doc/network-manager-gnome/README.Debian ).
= Resources =
 * [http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager/] - Gnome front-end
 * [http://en.opensuse.org/Projects/KNetworkManager] - KDE front-end

NetworkManager attempts to keep an active network connection available at all times.?BR The point of NetworkManager is to make networking configuration and setup as painless and automatic as possible. If using DHCP, NetworkManager is intended to replace default routes, obtain IP addresses from a DHCP server, and change nameservers whenever it sees fit. In effect, the goal of NetworkManager is to make networking Just Work. If you have special needs, we'd like to hear about them, but understand that NetworkManager is not intended to serve the needs of all users.

[http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager/images/wireless-at-tealuxe.png]

Features

Documentation

Make sure you read the fine manual

  • /usr/share/doc/network-manager/README and README.Debian
  • man interfaces

FAQ

How do I configure static IP adress (for a server, etc) ?
configure /etc/network/interfaces
Why can't I see NetworkManager with my new user account ?

make sure allow human users are in the group netdev (see /usr/share/doc/network-manager-gnome/README.Debian ).

Resources