[Freedombox-discuss] Dev: Networking Interface Config?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Tue Dec 17 13:44:08 UTC 2013

> The Freedom-box is more an embedded device than a "Server", and if I
> understand it correctly, it is supposedly thought as a friendly
> device not just for experts.

Given that the planned freedombox do not have a screen, I am not sure
if network-manager will affect user friendlyness at all.

> Using something like NM, would make life simpler for non expert
> command line lovers, so why I see to unqualified 'no' on the this
> list, to a legitimate question ?

How, given the idea of a self contained web administrated server,
would NM make it simpler for non-experts?

> Can you, or Bdale, provide a reason why using NM is undesirable ?

I have no idea.

But I am sure we should try to make sure the freedombox get IP address
when it is plugged into the network, and not depend on the network
being available at boot time.  Using network-manager could solve it.
Adding a udev rule could too.  Not sure what I prefer.  NM seem
overkill to implement such feature, but I have not measured its RAM
and CPU use.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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