Denis Ovsienko (linux(a)pilot.org.ua) said:
Those who edit ifcfg-eth0 once a year will not want to learn a new
way to do it.
But those who need more than current initscripts (Ok, network part of
initscripts) can provide, are left with rc.local and an editor. Here is a
list of what currently /etc/net can do but initscripts can't:
- inter-interface dependencies
- configuration profiles
- multi-host configuration
- routing rules
- ifrename support
- ifplugd support
- EXTENSIBLE DESIGN
I (and other people) find solutions of everyday tasks with /etc/net. I don't
want to make others think the way I do, but I need a way to give people choice
freedom within FC. This freedom is demanded.
Generally... network-scripts will eventually go away - things will
be moved to a framework involving NetworkManager. Hence, I don't
believe pulling in an entirely different framework in the interim
is really worth it.