autostart traditional network

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Aug 8 22:42:50 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-08-06 at 16:54 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> stops me from doing a 
> fresh F16 install, so I converted an F15 to F16. After finishing, I did some 
> culling of packages I'll never use with yum. In the process, something 
> eradicated Network Manager. This I don't mind, because under this roof there 
> is only ethernet. Now I can't figure out what it takes to make systemd start 
> the network in appropriate runlevels. I created a symlink from 
> /lib/systemd/system/ to 
> /etc/systemd/system/, but that didn't 
> help. Is there some other package needed to make traditional networking auto 
> start? If not, what is required?

Try 'systemctl enable network.service' . As network.service is really
still the SysV 'network' service, it'll redirect to 'chkconfig network

systemd's is something different; it's a sort of systemd
built-in. See 'man systemd.special':
systemd automatically adds dependencies of type After for this target
unit to all SysV init script service units with an LSB header referring
to the $network facility.

i.e. it's used as part of handling the LSB dependency standard stuff,
it's used to ensure services that need networking get started after the
network comes up. It's not a service that actually starts networking.
Adam Williamson
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