NetworkManager and Netplan


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Aug 1, 2018
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Hi everyone.

I have set up my home wifi connection with NetworkManager GUI. Everything works fine with DHCP on and all gateway, DNS parameters are correctly obtained fron my router.

I also have Netplan, with a yaml file stating that my wifi adapter should not use DHCP, and it's using NwtworkManager as renderer.

Here, I have some doubts:

- Which configuration files does NetworkManager use so I get the right network parameters from my router? Can I see its behaviour with detail in the logs?

- Why there isn't any conflict between NetworkManager and Netplan config files if they are saying different things?

When I use Netplan, I issue netplan generate/apply, but I can't see the procedure being run by NetworkManager. Hence my doubts.

Hope you can shed some light.

Many thanks in advance!

PS: running Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS (Focal Fossa)

PS2: NetworkManager --print-config shows more info than /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. I don't know why, because it should be the same file.
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