Handbook Talk:AMD64/Full/Networking

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systemd

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This discussion is done as of Jan 25 2015.

I think it would be nice to describe networking configuration in systemd environment. I've been able to configure simple Network Manager setup, but faced w/ problems while trying to make bonding work. After that I tried to configure net-misc/netctl, but I didn't manage to get it working as well. So it would be very useful to have this outlined somewhere in wiki. --Webknjaz (talk) 16:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Webknjaz , the goal of the Handbook is not necessarily to support all things systemd. We have a dedicated Systemd article for those wishing to proceed down the systemd path. This is mentioned in this section of the Handbook. Also, you can check upstream systemd documentation as well. --Maffblaster (talk) 02:31, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Network dependencies for netifrc

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This discussion is done as of August 28, 2018.

According to openrc,

  • rc_need_br0 is deprecated.
  • Please use rc_net_br0_need instead.

This section needs to be updated. -- Rage (talk) 16:13, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, Lucas Ramage (Rage) . Looks like this was updated by Brian Evans (grknight) a while back. Closing discussion. --Maffblaster (talk) 20:26, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

IPv6 DHCP configurations

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This discussion is still ongoing.

Sometimes we need to use DHCP to get IPv6 addresses, particularly in containerized environments. 'dhcpv6' has been a netifrc option for nine years. Can we update the Handbook to include it along with some usage examples? --Rhombus (talk) 21:57, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

While I am not opposed to this idea, it should be noted that dhcpcd can also get IPv6 addresses at the same time as IPv4. A 'dhcpv6' configuration option for netifrc is not needed in that case. --Grknight (talk) 12:58, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

Wireless tools

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Currently it reads: "The wireless tools project provides a generic way to configure basic wireless interfaces up to the WEP security level. While WEP is a weak security method it's still prevalent in the world."

Wireless tools can also configure WPA level interfaces now. Also, I wouldn't call WEP prevalent anymore.

Suggestion to change this section to just read: "The wireless tools project provides a generic way to configure basic wireless interfaces."

Additionally, the link to wireless tools is no longer working, please change it to https://hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Remmy (talkcontribs) 2023-01-18

There is no evidence to support that Wireless Tools supports a WPA(2) connection. How is it done? Also, wireless-tools does not work with all kernels as it hooks into the deprecated wext kernel interface which really should be avoided at all costs. At some point, this software may just stop working --Grknight (talk) 18:38, 18 January 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for that clarification, it wasn't entirely clear to me on first reading. I was thrown of by the mention of WPA support on the wireless-tools webpage.

Wireless networks

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The information on configuring wireless networks currently starts with a section "Introduction" half way down the Networking page. Perhaps this should be changed to "Wireless networks" or "Wireless networking (WiFi) or similar? Perhaps with the following sections listed as sub chapters to this. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Remmy (talkcontribs)

This is only because the "Full" handbook pages import from the main ones. It makes more sense when the chaptered version is read. --Grknight (talk) 18:57, 18 January 2023 (UTC)