Coming in NetworkManager 1.2: nmcli improvements

New major version if NetworkManager, a service that manages your network connectivity is being released in coming months. This might be a good time to talk about the changes you can expect.

A simple client tool has been introduced with the release of NetworkManager version 0.8.1. Since then it has improved to the point it’s able to configure all functionality provided by the service. It can be used to control the daemon, manage the connections and create complex network configurations.

It’s accompanied by extensive documentation in nmcli(1) and nmcli-examples(1) manuals. Since the big overhaul in 0.9.10 release, we’re keeping the format of command line arguments compatible, guaranteeing your scripts that use it will keep working. Nevertheless, we’ve made some changes that make it easier to use.

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NetworkManager 1.0.6 brings metered connections API and more

Hi there!

We’re proud to announce that today we’ve released NetworkManager 1.0.6, a latest update in the NetworkManager 1.0.x stable series.

Compared to the previous release it’s a rather small release, weighing just a little short of 160 commits. Nevertheless, we’ve included a fair amount of fixes and improvements from both the NetworkManager Team and the community.

  • While the stable series is mainly focused on improving robustness we’ve added some features too, making NetworkManager a bit more flexible and easier to use:
  • Improved capture portal detection. The capture portal now understands the RFC6585 HTTP 511 status code.
  • Default route through WiFi connection is now preferred to Mobile Broadband if both are available.
  • We now expose information on whether a particular connection is metered. It’s intended for tools like package managers that like pre-fetch large amount of data to be able to avoid increasing your Mobile connectivity bills.
  • NetworkManager can now configure Wake-on-LAN capabilitites of Ethernet hardware.

The release will likely find its way to your distribution’s mirror near you soon. It’s queued for Fedora 23 that’s expected to arrive later this year and also available in Fedora 22 testing repository, Other distributions will likely follow soon.

There’s more exciting features coming with NetworkManager 1.2 later this year. Stay tuned!

We recommend everyone to update and will appreciate any feedback!

Fedora 23 NetworkManager test day: August 20ᵗʰ

Fedora 23 is scheduled for a release at the end of the October. Among many other improvements, this release will include new version of NetworkManager, the service that manages network connectivity.

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We’ve been busy fixing bugs and adding functionality and now need your help ensuring we didn’t miss out or break anything important.

You’re encouraged to grab a pre-release version of Fedora, give it a try and let us know how it worked for you. We’ll be available to assist.