- At least a note that udev processes the result of the link files should be kept. I'd also keep udev in Network_configuration#Reverting_to_traditional_device_names because
99-default.linkcontains more than just the way interface names are set up. Maybe
99-default.linkit is not the best idea, it should be possible to override just the
NamePolicy. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 21:51, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
- I'm sorry to say, but the rabbit hole got too deep and I sadly don't have the time to research this properly. I reverted the changes to the device name section since I don't want to leave the section in this unpolished state. I'd be happy if anyone wants to pick it up again: have a look at this diff. -1 (talk) 13:14, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
dhcpcd static profile expansion
In reference to the flag for expansion mentioning that the dhcpcd static profile is gone - it is now linked with the other network managers in the table. Static IP addresses can be assigned with all of the listed network managers, so I don't think we should list dhcpcd here as a special case. -- Rdeckard (talk) 15:39, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
- Indeed, I missed that the table contains something else from the Network manager list. On second thought, maybe dhcpcd should be added there as well. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:53, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
The chipset version affected are shown as:
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
Upon installation, the network would work sporadically and was not the result of misconfigured DNS. The issue is a hardware issue. The 8169 driver will work, but requires setting the kernel parameter iommu=soft on various AMD FX cpus.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. -- Rankin Law Firm, PLLC (talk) 22:40, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
- See Network_configuration#Gigabyte_Motherboard_with_Realtek_8111.2F8168.2F8411. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:50, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
The fact that Wifi Radar is a GUI application does not make it suitable for listing in the general "Network managers" section. Wireless_network_configuration#Utilities is more appropriate. —This unsigned comment is by Lahwaacz (talk) 1 June 2018. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
- Wifi Radar is a network manager and therefore belongs in Network configuration#Network managers. Also Wireless network configuration#Utilities implement wireless networking, while Wifi Radar doesn't.--Larivact (talk) 15:50, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Merge DHCP clients, network managers and wireless utilities tables
I propose merging Network configuration#DHCP, Network configuration#Network managers and Wireless network configuration#Utilities in one table. A lot of them depend or use one another and some can not be cleanly categorizes in only one category, e.g. dhcpcd is more than a simple DHCP client and iwd has built-in network configuration. I think that by placing them in one table it would be more easier to evaluate them and express their relationship.
I'll create a draft table in a while.
- That table is a lot to take in, more so when half the entries have a large merged cell for wpa_supplicant. -- Alad (talk) 15:13, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
- Two out of five also mention iwd :D But, I think, it does illustrate the relationship between the software in a better way than the separate tables.
- This table has been on my mind for a while now, but now that I actually created it, it turned out more horrible than I though it would. I have no plans to merge it until the draft is in a usable state.
- -- nl6720 (talk) 15:23, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
- I'd definitely remove the "Systemd units" column, it is not necessary for users to make a choice - it's just an implementation detail which is described on the relevant wiki page (which users should definitely see before attempting to use it).
- Also the "Wired" columns are misleading for wpa_supplicant, because it has a wired driver. Maybe just leave out "Wired" entirely, because green "Ethernet" is just an implication of green "Static" OR "DHCP", and most people don't care about "PPPoE" anyway.
- -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:38, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
Looking at the table now, I'm wondering if there is enough content on the wiki to create the Network configuration/PPPoE and/or Network configuration/PPP subpages... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:08, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
(e.g. 3G modem)
|Wireless||IP address and route management||Interface|
|ConnMan||No||Yes||No||Yes (usesAUR)||Yes (usesor )||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|netctl||Yes||Yes||Yes (uses )||Yes||Yes (uses)||No||Yes||Yes (uses or )||
|NetworkManager||No (FS#54934)||Yes||Yes (uses )||Yes (uses )||Yes (uses or iwd)||Yes||Yes (uses internal, or )||Yes|
|Wicd||AUR||No||Yes||No||No||Yes (uses)||?||Yes||Yes (usesor )||AUR|