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Old 14th June 2011, 02:04 PM
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Dumb networkmanager questions

Some (hopefully easy) network manager questiions.

I don't know much about network manager- I usually use the ifcfg scripts, so I was hoping you all could enlighten me.

1) I see that NetworkManager has an init.d script. On a system that uses NetworkManager and starts it at boot, when does my network come up. When it boots? Or when I log in, and I see the applet in Gnome?

2) If it's when it boots, where does it get it's config from? What about wireless config? As I understand it, things like wireless keys are kept in my user's keychain, so how can it fire up the wireless if I've not logged in?

3) Could I configure my networking on a server with no X at all using NetworkManager?
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Old 14th June 2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: Dumb networkmanager questions

To answer your questions

1 -- When you log in
2 -- Doesn't apply unless you want to make changes to the startup scripts
3 -- Probably not as NM is a gnome app

You might want to change the title of this thread and remove the last 3 letters of the 1st word
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Old 14th June 2011, 02:25 PM
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Re: Dumb networkmanager questions

Change to title done. SuperSkippy. You may want to revisit the Posting Rules.
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Old 15th June 2011, 04:57 PM
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Re: Dumb networkmanager questions

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1) I see that NetworkManager has an init.d script. On a system that uses NetworkManager and starts it at boot, when does my network come up. When it boots? Or when I log in, and I see the applet in Gnome?
Normally when you log in (as said before), but you can set a connection to be "available to all users" in which case it comes up at boot-time.

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2) If it's when it boots, where does it get it's config from? What about wireless config? As I understand it, things like wireless keys are kept in my user's keychain, so how can it fire up the wireless if I've not logged in?
I don't actually know where the config is stored, but I can say from experience that you can make a wireless connection come up at boot-time using NetworkManager, so it must be storing the key(s) somewhere...

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3) Could I configure my networking on a server with no X at all using NetworkManager?
I think you could use the command nmcli, but I have no experience of doing this personally.
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