NetworkManager 1.0.4 released

NetworkManager 1.0.4 recently released, is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether Wi-Fi, wired, bond, bridge, 3G, or Bluetooth, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined, it can be detected and re-joined automatically the next time its available.

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NetworkManager 1.0.4 changelog

  • The MTU setting from an IPv6 neighbor discovery Router Advertisements is now ignored if applying it would result in invalid configuration.
  • Some configuration options can now be changed without restarting the daemon. Notably, this applies to ‘dns’, ‘connectivity’ and ‘ignore-carrier’ settings.
  • The connection activation was made more robust. If an active connection is reactivated, the device it’s active on takes precedence. If an attempt is made to activate a connection on a different device than it is active on, the activation proceeds removing the connection from the active device.
  • The device specifiers in configuration files now support negation via ‘except:’ match.
  • Devices that only have IPv6 link-local address are no longer assumed to be connected.
  • nmcli now provides hints and tab-completion for enumeration properties.
  • If the IPv6 interface tokens are set they are honored when creating an interface identifier for IPv6 addressing.
  • NetworkManager now maintains correct routing configuration when multiple interfaces are connected to the same network.
  • The management of devices can now be controlled with udev rules. The veth devices as well as the virtual Ethernet devices of various virtualization tools (VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels Workstation) are now ignored by default.
  • The IPv6 privacy extensions are now enabled by default and handling of the ip6-privacy sysctl has been improved.
  • Activating a Bond, Bridge or Team device can now optionally activate the slave connections as well. The behavior is controlled with ‘connection.autoconnect-slaves’ property.
  • The platform support code has been refactored, resulting in better scalability in large configurations.
  • Changes to network interfaces configuration done outside NetworkManager are now picked up and exposed to the user via NetworkManager API and tools.
  • A connection can now optionally leave externally configured default route in place instead of overriding it. The behavior is controlled with ‘ipv4.never-default’ and ‘ipv6.never-default’ properties.
  • Multiple crasher and memory leak bugs in the daemon were fixed.
  • Multiple bugs that could cause the client tools to hang or crash were fixed.
  • nmcli allows multiple devices for ‘nmcli device disconnect/delete’.
  • Firewall zone is added to firewalld for device-based VPN connections too.

You can download NetworkManager 1.0.4 here.

Install NetworkManager on Ubuntu OS

sudo apt-get install network-manager

To install the GNOME applet / indicator

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
 
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