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Learning RHEL Networking by Andrew Mallett

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Introduction to the Red Hat NetworkManager

The NetworkManager service has been a part of RHEL since version 6 and in its simplest form allows users to configure network configuration settings (such as joining Wi-Fi networks). Of course, this is really necessary when we consider laptop users with a Fedora or an RHEL laptop. This service extends well beyond the GUI and to server products installed with or without the X Server environment.

The NetworkManager service that ships with RHEL 7 is a dynamic network control and configuration daemon to keep network interfaces active while they remain available. As we have seen, the NetworkManager service not only maintains support for the traditional ifcfg- file type, but also extends this support to additional ...

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