Adding NetworkManager Connections via CLI
Support for adding new NetworkManager connections using the nmcli commandline tool.
- Name: Jiří Klimeš
- Email: jklimes at redhat.com
- Name: Pavel Šimerda
- Email: psimerda at redhat.com
- Release notes owner:
- Targeted release: Fedora 20
- Last updated: 2013-03-19
- Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>
Administrators will be able to configure new connections via a simple command-line interface. It will be possible to create and activate new connections, as well as delete them.
Benefit to Fedora
Fedora is moving towards using NetworkManager as the main network configuration software. Adding new network connections is a common task and thus should be supported on the command line, in addition to GUI clients like nm-connection-editor. There will be two modes for connection addition: interactive - suitable for running in scripts, non-interactive guided mode targeted for manual editing.
- Proposal owners: NetworkManager's nmcli tool.
- Other developers: N/A
- Release engineering: N/A
- Policies and guidelines: N/A
How To Test
Create a connection using nmcli and check that it was successful.
Administrators will be able to configure new connections via a simple command-line interface.
- Contingency mechanism: Administrators can continue hand-editing configuration files in keyfile or ifcfg format.
- Contingency deadline: N/A
- Blocks release? N/A
Documentation will be drafted at Networking/CLI.
NetworkManager now supports adding new connections via CLI.