Please welcome 1.34.0, the new major release of NetworkManager. Here are some of the changes that it brings.
More privilege separation
The new release introduces a new service named
the moment its functionality is very limited, but the idea is that
NetworkManager will perform every operation that requires elevated
privileges by asking the new service via D-Bus. The goal is to drop
more capabilities from the NetworkManager service.
Wireguard support in nmtui
nmtui is a curses-based text-mode tool to conveniently configure NetworkManager from a terminal. Thanks to the contribution of Javier Sánchez Parra, nmtui now can be used to add and edit Wireguard connection profiles.
In the D-Bus API, the
Slaves properties of the following interfaces:
are now deprecated. They are replaced by a new
Ports property on the
Similarly, these libnm functions:
are deprecated in favor of the new, generic
The new release contains a number of other new features and improvements, including:
support for configuring DNS over TLS (DoT) with systemd-resolved;
bond connections now support the
queue_idoption can now be set on bond ports to choose the TX queue id for each port;
nmcli accepts aliases
nmcli device up|downin addition to
nmcli device connect|disconnect;
the initrd generator now understands
ip=dhcp,dhcp6to generate a connection that waits for both DHCPv4 and IPv6 autoconfiguration;
the initrd generator can parse kernel argument
rd.ethtool=INTERFACE:AUTONEG:SPEEDto configure autonegotiation and speed for an interface;
the initrd generator now understands the
ib.keyargument to create Infinibad P-Keys;
new configuration options (
keep-configuration) were added to provide a mechanism to activate after switch root different connections from those generated in the initramfs.
See the full changelog for more information.
The tarball for NM 1.34.0 is available here.
This release was possible thanks to the contributions of: Ana Cabral, Andrew Zaborowski, Beniamino Galvani, Benjamin Berg, Björn Lindqvist, Christian Glombek, echengqi, Fernando Fernández Mancera, Frederic Martinsons, gaoxingwang, Gris Ge, Harald van Dijk, Javier Jardón, Javier Sánchez Parra, Jonas Kümmerlin, josef radinger, Julian Wiedmann, Lubomir Rintel, Lukasz Majewski, Maxine Aubrey, Michael Catanzaro, Nacho Barrientos, Philip Withnall, Rain-lk, Robin Ebert, Sibo Dong, Simon McVittie, Thomas Haller, Vojtech Bubela, wangce, Wen Liang, xiangnian, Yu Watanabe.