Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Fri Jun 21 13:07:51 UTC 2013

On 06/21/2013 03:01 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Florian Weimer <fweimer at> said:
>> On the other hand, having NetworkManager available all the time
>> enables things like management tools to use its API to query system
>> status, instead of guessing it from kernel information and heuristic
>> analysis of some files under /etc.
> Current network information is available from the kernel and doesn't
> require "guessing".  Why would you code something to talk to some random
> daemon API (that may change) when you could talk directly to the source
> via the kernel netlink API?

The kernel does not know anything about interfaces which do not exist, 
possibly lacks information about interfaces which are not up, and has no 
concept whatsoever of DNS, DHCP (at least after boot) or OpenVPN or 

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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