Ubuntu Continues Working On Netplan For Network Configuration
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 16 November 2016 at 10:13 AM EST. 2 Comments
Earlier this year Ubuntu developers announced Netplan as a new, consolidated network configuration tool. Netplan was added to Ubuntu 16.10 and more improvements are on the way for Ubuntu 17.04.

This morning during the second day of the Ubuntu 17.04 Online Summit, Netplan was the focus of discussions. Netplan unifies the configuration of Ubuntu's installers, cloud-init, MaaS, and other services. Netplan relies upon a YAML-based network configuration and in turn interfaces with the likes of systemd's networkd and NetworkManager.

During the session this morning there were some improvements talked about like configuring WiFi power-savings and changes to DHCP leases, but it also served as an introduction and hands-on for those not familiar with it. Below is the Netplan video for those interested in learning more.

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