Networking Chapter of “Using And Administering Linux” Needs Additional Preparation


Last Updated on July 31, 2022 by David Both

Chapter 12 in Volume 2 of my series “Using And Administering Linux,” Needs some Additional Preparation.

Due to some changes to the NetworkManager since this chapter was written in 2019, it is necessary to do a little preparation so that some experiments in Chapter 12 will work – specifically the experiments that relate to the interface configuration files. If you are using Fedora 36 or later, all that is necessary is to install one package that will provide support for the now deprecated interface configuration files.

Run this command as the root user.

[root@studentvm1 ~]# dnf -y install NetworkManager-initscripts-ifcfg-rh

It is possible that another change in the future will remove this package from the Fedora repository. Regardless of that, most of this chapter will remain valid and should not be skipped.

I am writing a new Chapter, NetworkManager, which covers NetworkManager, its commands, and its configuration keyfiles in some detail. I am unsure if Apress will issue a second edition of these books or a fourth volume to contain at least four new chapters that I currently have in progress.