Progress of NetworkManager Plug-in 2010.05.20

The project has been pushed to upstream and the plug-in is enabled by default for >=networkmanager-0.8.2.

I’m glad to see that many people are interested in this project. Hope the progress could make you more pleased πŸ™‚

Since I started coding even before the acceptance of my proposal, the plug-in is almost implemented. It could already be used out of box right now. Welcome you to join and test. The following is some details.

#Project Information
Home page:
Wiki page:

Robert helped me push the plug-in to his layman, it's very easy for you
to join and test now. Use "layman -a dagger" and you will see

Although the plug-in could be used out of box, you may find some further
configuration helpful:

I've created an sample configuration. It doesn't include everything but
just an example of further configuration. Features Implemented
## Wired Network and Wireless Network
1. DHCP network configuration
2. Static network configuration
3. DNS servers configuration
4. DNS search configuration
5. Routes configuration
6. Wireless adhoc network

## Wireless Network Security (both in /etc/conf.d/net and
2. WEP
3. WPA/WPA2 Personal
4. WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TTLS and PEAP have been tested)

## PPPoE Network

## IPv4 and IPv6 Configuration

## Monitoring
Changes made to /etc/conf.d/net, /etc/conf.d/hostname,
/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf will be monitored and reported
to NetworkManager. That means your changes to configuration file will
immediately change your network settings without restarting anything! :–)

To sum up, all the required features mentioned in my proposal have been
implemented. Besides that, You will also find some new features that
makes this plug-in easier to use and control.

# Known Issues
The WPA-EAP methods - LEAP and TLS haven't been fully tested.
Wireless adhoc network hasn't been fully tested.

# Future Plan
Since the plug-in has almost been finished, I'll consider supporting the
writing option which is the optional feature mentioned in my proposal.
Before that, testing of current features is more important in my opinion.
— Cheers, Mu Qiao


  1. #1 by Pavel on May 20, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Great work! I’m currently setting up a new gentoo box, so I’ll test it right away πŸ™‚ Thanks

    • #2 by qiaomuf on May 20, 2010 - 9:59 pm

      Great, welcome your feedbacks πŸ™‚

  2. #3 by Khorne on May 21, 2010 - 2:47 am

    Dude, you rock!

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