NetworkManager Now Supports Link-Local Thunderbolt Networking

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 24 May 2018 at 04:42 PM EDT. 14 Comments
With the Linux 4.15 kernel there was the introduction of the Thunderbolt networking driver but support was still needed in user-space for making this peer-to-peer Thunderbolt networking support a reality.

Over the past month, NetworkManager has landed its support for Thunderbolt networking so that Linux to Linux/macOS/Windows systems can be connected via a Thunderbolt cable and allow for link-local addressing.

Christian Kellner was involved with this process of fitting NetworkManager to support Thunderbolt networking and he's written on his blog about this upbringing.

The user-space support in NetworkManager is squared away as of NM 1.11.3-dev.
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