On 12/21/2017 10:05 AM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> It's just that static configuration isn't what NM does.
Which always struck me as very odd considering that redhat
sponsors most of this stuff and mostly makes money off
Mostly, yes. They do have some desktop people, and sponsor GNOME
development, which isn't server-oriented.
It's not that odd.
GNU/Linux needed NetworkManager. Static configuration is inadequate for
most classes of devices, where an event-driven system is a better fit
for the needs of those devices. If NM ever gets an entirely static mode
for an interface, it might be suited to replace the "network" service.
Until then, the network service is still available for systems where its
mode of operation is a better fit than NM.