NetworkManager 1.38 Released For Improving Linux Network Management

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 13 May 2022 at 05:17 AM EDT. 7 Comments
NetworkManager 1.38 is now available for this widely-used software on the Linux desktop (and elsewhere) for managing wired and wireless network interfaces.

NetworkManager 1.38 brings a variety of improvements over the prior release. Among the changes to find with NetworkManager 1.38 include:

- WiFi hotspots will now use a stable, random channel unless one is chosen manually.

- NetworkManager will stop advertising frequencies as supported that are outside the disallowed range of the configured regulatory domain.

- Support for the "throw" route type, similar to the blackhole / unreachable / prohibit route types.

- Static IPv6 addresses via ipv6.addresses is now preferred over addresses from DHCPv6. Static IPv6 addresses are also now interpreted with the first address being preferred.

- Veth devices with the name "eth*" are now managed by default in order to support the managing of the network in LXD containers.

- Fixes a bug around setting priority for IP addresses.

- Various other bug fixes and improvements.

Downloads and more details on NetworkManager 1.38 via the GitLab.
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