NetworkManager 1.34

What's new

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 nm-priv-helper. At 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.

WireGuard in nmtui

API improvements

In the D-Bus API, the Slaves properties of the following interfaces:

  • org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.Bond
  • org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.Bridge
  • org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.OvsBridge
  • org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.OvsPort
  • org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.Team

are now deprecated. They are replaced by a new Ports property on the org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device interface.

Similarly, these libnm functions:

  • nm_device_bond_get_slaves()
  • nm_device_bridge_get_slaves()
  • nm_device_team_get_slaves()
  • nm_device_ovs_bridge_get_slaves()
  • nm_device_ovs_port_get_slaves()

are deprecated in favor of the new, generic nm_device_get_ports().

Other changes

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 peer_notif_delay option;

  • the queue_id option can now be set on bond ports to choose the TX queue id for each port;

  • nmcli accepts aliases nmcli device up|down in addition to nmcli device connect|disconnect;

  • the initrd generator now understands ip=dhcp,dhcp6 to generate a connection that waits for both DHCPv4 and IPv6 autoconfiguration;

  • the initrd generator can parse kernel argument rd.ethtool=INTERFACE:AUTONEG:SPEED to configure autonegotiation and speed for an interface;

  • the initrd generator now understands the ib.key argument to create Infinibad P-Keys;

  • new configuration options (allowed-connections and 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.

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