Originally Posted by briantan
Yes. From F9 and up, NetworkManager is enabled and network service is disabled by default.
Does anyone know why the Fedora team decided to do this (disable network and go to NetworkManager)?
I'm still learning all the finer details of Fedora, but one thing I noticed on my systems with this change in network behavior is that eth0 does not come up until a user logs into an X-session. Simply booting the box does not bring it up. If you are using Winbind with Active Directory or another authentication mechanism that needs network access to check credentials, then you are "dead in the water".
Turning off NetworkManager and restoring the old network service fixes this problem for me. Is there some trick I'm not aware of to make NetworkManager work in a situation like this where the network is required to process authentication and login requests?