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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Use Systemd’s Networkd Instead of Ifupdown

During an UOS session called “Replace ifupdown with networkd on snappy / cloud / server for 16.04” some of the biggest names in the Ubuntu development team discussed the possiblity of replacing the ifupdown network configuration tool with networkd, which is integrated in systemd, but only to select flavors, such as Ubuntu Snappy Core, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Server.