Re: Still unable to restart networking on Debian 9 text mode only
- Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 08:02:02 -0500
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Still unable to restart networking on Debian 9 text mode only
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 10:31:28AM -0200, Luciano Andress Martini wrote:
> Then I edited /etc/network/interfaces and restart the system, to see
> if the ip was changed. And yes, it worked. So this file is still being
> used in some way - humm that seems to be the correct place to
> configure my interface isn't?
/etc/network/interfaces is the primary, supported means of configuring
network interfaces in Debian. It's the best choice for standard server
and workstation setups.
Network-Manager may also be installed (it's optional). As you've already
seen, it is installed when choosing a "desktop environment" during the
Debian installation, and skipped if no DE is chosen. N-M is apparently
the tool of choice for configuring wireless interfaces on laptops.
Interfaces that are configured in /e/n/i are skipped by N-M. Thus,
you could think of it as "/e/n/i has priority, and N-M gets whatever
/e/n/i didn't get".
Then there's some bizarre systemd network interface thing. It's not
used by default in Debian. I can't imagine anyone ever using it.
You can simply ignore it.