[Cialug] RedHat ES 4 - static IP's?
dchampion at visionary.com
Mon Nov 20 13:18:50 CST 2006
Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 11:53 -0600, David Champion wrote:
>> Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:
>>> Is NetworkManager installed on these systems? That would certainly mess
>>> things up...
>> Yes, it was. I've removed it.
>> For those of you, like me, that didn't know about this:
>> Sounds absolutely horrible to me. Hopefully it will go the way of
>> Linuxconf (see: my previous rants about "linuxconf is the evil spawn of
> Don't knock NetworkManager - for laptops or other systems that move
> about it absolutely rocks. It make wireless "just work" (for the most
> part - there are bits still in development). It's completely useless
> for a server and less useful for a fixed desktop.
I can see that... but it shouldn't be enabled by default on RedHat ES.
It was pre-installed on the server by Dell.
Mandriva also has a nice app like that that lets you manage multiple
network profiles, and one called drakroam for configuring wireless. But
they're very unobtrusive - they only run when you tell them to.
My reference to Linuxconf was because NetworkManager was apparantly
doing things in the background, even though I didn't tell it to.
I'm thinking about just wiping them an doing a more limited install from
scratch that's more suited for a server environment. They do a
"everything AND the kitchen sink" install.
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