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: 2013-07-17
- 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
Users more comfortable with the command-line will now have a capable network configuration tool in addition to directly editing network configuration files. Adding and changing network connections is a common task and should be easy to do from the command-line, in addition to GUI tools like nm-connection-editor. These enhancements will add support for configuring all major network connection types supported by NetworkManager (including bridge, bond, vlan, wifi, ethernet, 3G/4G, etc) from an interactive mode of nmcli.
- Proposal owners: Jirka Klimes and Pavel Šimerda
- Other developers: N/A
- Release engineering: N/A
- Policies and guidelines: N/A
Some of the arguments to nmcli will change, which may impact scripts. Reasonable efforts to interpret the old option formats will be made.
How To Test
Create a connection using nmcli and check that it was successful.
Users comfortable with the command-line can run nmcli in an interactive mode to create or edit network connections through an interface similar to mysql or fdisk.
- 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's nmcli command-line tool now supports adding and editing network connections.