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NetworkManager 1.26 Brings Autoconnect for Wi-Fi Profiles, firewalld zone Support

Jul 17, 2020, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Numerous GNU/Linux distributions ship with NetworkManager by default to allow users to manage network connections, whether they're Wi-Fi or wired connections or VPN connections. In NetworkManager 1.26, there's now automatic connection for Wi-Fi profiles when all previous activation attempts fail. Previously, if a Wi-Fi profile failed to autoconnect to the network, the automatism was blocked. Another cool new feature is a build option called firewalld-zone, which is enabled by default and lets NetworkManager install a firewalld zone for connection sharing. This also puts network interfaces that use IPv4 or IPv6 shared mode in this firewalld zone during activation.

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