starting Fedora Server SIG

Dan Williams dcbw at
Thu Nov 13 16:34:15 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 11:28 -0500, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:25:05AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 16:28 +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > > Static routes ?
> > 
> > Already there, in the connection editor see the "Routes..." button in
> > the IPv4 tab.  Routes from ifcfg files aren't yet supported, but could
> > be.  Routes from keyfile-based system connections (ie, prelogin) are
> > supported.
> Can you tell us more about this "keyfile-based system connections" 
> thing?  Sounds interesting.

Since ifcfg files will probably never support things like VPN, 3G, WPA,
etc, NM has a system settings 'keyfile' plugin that allows editing
system connections from the connection editor, or your favorite text
editor if you don't use a GUI at all.  Add ",keyfile" to the --plugins
argument in
the /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings.service file, and then 'killall -TERM nm-system-settings'.

The format for some of the options isn't yet optimal, and it needs more
documentation, but it supports all options that NM supports.  Yes, you
can have mobile broadband before boot with NM if you like.


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