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    Default Network configuration - Systemd-network versus Network Manager vs Wicked

    https://en.opensuse.org/Systemd-networkd#Systemd_Units
    I have mention this in another thread, but;
    Are there advantages of manual configuration versus the NM, and YaST wicked setups?
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    Default Re: Network configuration - Systemd-network versus Network Manager vs Wicked

    I set up wicked, and tested it out for a couple of days. It seemed slower the NM.
    I discovered that, in addition to the two openDNS nameserver IP's. the wicked settings put my ISP's IP at the bottom of the list in /etc/resolv.conf.
    (sorry, I didn't copy the file before changing back to NM)

    I tried DHCP and DHCP+ZeroConf.
    No difference.

    Is there anyway I can get wicked to bypass my ISP's IP address?

    Not yet ready to tackle networkd as suggested by a couple of other members.
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    Default Re: Network configuration - Systemd-network versus Network Manager vs Wicked

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_L View Post
    Is there anyway I can get wicked to bypass my ISP's IP address?
    Not a wicked user, but I can point you at /etc/sysconfig/network/config. There you can configure netconfig to stipulate particular DNS servers if required...

    Code:
    NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SEARCHLIST=""
    
    ## Type:        string
    ## Default:     ""
    #
    # List of DNS nameserver IP addresses to use for host-name lookup.
    # When the NETCONFIG_DNS_FORWARDER variable is set to "resolver",
    # the name servers are written directly to /etc/resolv.conf.
    # Otherwise, the nameserver are written into a forwarder specific
    # configuration file and the /etc/resolv.conf does not contain any
    # nameservers causing the glibc to use the name server on the local
    # machine (the forwarder). See also netconfig(8) manual page.
    #
    NETCONFIG_DNS_STATIC_SERVERS=""
    
    ## Type:        string
    ## Default:     "auto"
    #
    # Allows to specify a custom DNS service ranking list, that is which
    # services provide preferred (e.g. vpn services), and which services
    # fallback settings (e.g. avahi).
    # Preferred service names have to be prepended with a "+", fallback
    # service names with a "-" character. The special default value
    # "auto" enables the current build-in service ranking list -- see the
    # netconfig(8) manual page -- "none" or "" disables the ranking.
    #
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 04-Sep-2019 at 01:19.
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    Default Re: Network configuration - Systemd-network versus Network Manager vs Wicked

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_L View Post
    I set up wicked, and tested it out for a couple of days. It seemed slower the NM.
    I discovered that, in addition to the two openDNS nameserver IP's. the wicked settings put my ISP's IP at the bottom of the list in /etc/resolv.conf.
    (sorry, I didn't copy the file before changing back to NM)

    I tried DHCP and DHCP+ZeroConf.
    No difference.

    Is there anyway I can get wicked to bypass my ISP's IP address?

    Not yet ready to tackle networkd as suggested by a couple of other members.
    Network manager and wicked are powerful but complex. systemd-networkd allows extremely simple configuration. In fact I gave it a try when installing Arch Linux. The first try already worked and I made no changes afterwards. See also: https://en.opensuse.org/Systemd-networkd
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