Q: Will this work for (wireless) connections needing wpa_supplicant (for WPA(2)/WPA Enterprise) as well? --Fkooman 07:59, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts vs. keyfile
Q: Why not use the keyfile plugin by default? If we stay with /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts settings files, will NM use all the same options that the existing network-scripts use, and if any new options need to be defined, will the network-scripts ifup/ifdown be updated to support them too? I think that the most advantageous way forward will be to make sure all NM settings are 100% network-scripts-compatible so you can switch back and forth between NM and the "network" service without having to reconfigure network settings in two different locations, or having to modify the settings to be compatible. If that isn't going to be the case, then perhaps using keyfile makes more sense, completely divorcing yourself of any illusion that NM is compatible with the network-scripts. I'd rather see the former case than the latter, but it may not be feasible to have 100% network-scripts compatibility. --Cra 12:52, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
I hope this feature will include also management of PPP connections (upstream bug), in my case xDSL connection with USB modem (never recognized even by system-config-network, 3-years old bug) using PPP over ATM. In case, I am available for Test Day! --Nsoranzo
Backup and restore network connections
Please detail where in /etc/sysconfig/ will the connection be stored. Now there are 3 places which contain the same connection, e.g. ifcfg-ppp0: /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/, /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.
Please consider having only one place and make it easy to backup&restore a connection file. --marius