starting Fedora Server SIG
notting at redhat.com
Thu Nov 13 22:32:42 UTC 2008
Seth Vidal (skvidal at fedoraproject.org) said:
>> - Consistently queryable for all various network settings, via dbus
>> (as opposed to the conglomeration of ifconfig, ip, route, iwconfig,
>> and 'cat <config file here>')
>> - Better scriptability of actions when you join and leave networks,
>> links go up and down, etc. (netreport is not a good interface.)
>> - Support for both user-specific and system-wide configurations
>> - Sane WPA, mobile broadband, etc. support
>> This is above and beyond the GUI-related stuff, such as easily
>> switching between wireless networks, connection sharing, etc.
> You might notice that all of the above are features that are good for
> developers working on enhancing other software and good for desktop
> users but not so much features that a sysadmin worried only about keeping
> systems running and using as few resources as possible will care about.
How is NM-dispatcher a developer service? Similarly, nm-tool is
at least quicker than 'ip addr ls ; ip route ls ; cat /etc/resolv.conf'.
As for resources... just to point out that NM (at least on my laptop)
uses 2.5MB resident... pretty much exactly the same amount as the 5
unused mingetty processes that many 'server' admins screamed needed to be
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