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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Gentoo NetworkManager Plugin Reply with quote

Hi folk,
I've created this project and hope this could make your network management mush easier :-).

This is a GSoC project. It will let NetworkManager deal with Gentoo network configuration files such as /etc/conf.d/net, /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and /etc/conf.d/hostname.
After making the plugin work properly, It would not only help you manage your wired and wireless network with Gentoo network configuration files, but also monitor changes to configuration files and report them to NetworkManager. You can find more details in the wiki page.

I've already tested nearly all the features and I hope it could work properly in most cases now. You can see the latest news about this project from my blog.

Blog: http://qiaomuf.wordpress.com/
Homepage: http://gitorious.org/gentoo-networkmanager-plugin/
Wiki page: http://gitorious.org/gentoo-networkmanager-plugin/pages/Home

Welcome you to use and test this project and hope you will enjoy it. :D
If you have suggestions or find bugs, you could submit at bugs.gentoo.org with [networkmanager] or [dagger] prefix.


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to say thanks, i dont use nm that much but im sure others will appreciate your job ;-)

cheers
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your support.
I would like to list some interesting features that may attract you guys :)
    1. Monitoring: any change you made to your configuration files could immediately take effect to your system without restarting anything.
    2. PPPoE network: PPPoE network is very easy to set up. You just need to add username_ppp0='***' , password_ppp0='***' to /etc/conf.d/net and that's all.
    3. Wireless network: wireless network is very easy to setup, you just need to add config_ssid=("dhcp") and add secret information to wpa_supplicant.conf. Further configuration is also supported.
    4. Wireless security: the plugin supports as many security methods as it could. Currently it supports LEAP, WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-EAP.
    5. You can throw away your net.*. NM will provide net for you. (Init scripts will be changed in future)
    6. You could create multiple network profiles per network interface and decide which one to use via nm-applet.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: networkmanager need to support interface br0 for kvm Reply with quote

bridged interface is needed for kvm but networkmanager does not support br0. so who use kvm has to stop using NM to set up br0 in the network config file.
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For all the lazy people I've added patched ebuild to my overlay (layman -a dagger). It's called networkmanager-0.8-r100. If you're interested, please test it and let us know your feedback.
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: networkmanager need to support interface br0 for kvm Reply with quote

pdfan wrote:
bridged interface is needed for kvm but networkmanager does not support br0. so who use kvm has to stop using NM to set up br0 in the network config file.

I haven't test it but I think this could be the solution:
Making NetworkManager work together with openrc scripts
Hope this helps :)
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated version with writing support pushed to overlay as 0.8-r101
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dumb question: How is this different from the what's in portage (version: net-misc/networkmanager-0.8-r1)?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

because it is 0.8's codebase with a new gentoo centric plug-in to handle the gentoo networking configuration.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just pushed another version with more fixes and updates.

you can find more details on Qiao's blog.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dagger wrote:
just pushed another version with more fixes and updates.

you can find more details on Qiao's blog.


Great, thank you :-)
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