The latest stable release in the 1.0.x series of NetworkManager is version 1.0.4 and is available for download. NetworkManager offers a graphic user interface for controling your network devices in Linux.
According to the developer Lubomir Rintel “the 1.0.4 release is mostly a bugfix release, but it adds a fair amount of new features and resolves a number of issues.”
- The MTU setting from an IPv6 neighbor discovery Router Advertisements is
now ignored if applying it would result in invalid configuration.
- Some configuration options can now be changed without restarting the
daemon. Notably, this applies to ‘dns’, ‘connectivity’ and
- The connection activation was made more robust. If an active connection
is reactivated, the device it’s active on takes precedence. If an attempt
is made to activate a connection on a different device than it is active on,
the activation proceeds removing the connection from the active device.
- The device specifiers in configuration files now support negation via
- Devices that only have IPv6 link-local address are no longer assumed to
- nmcli now provides hints and tab-completion for enumeration properties.
- If the IPv6 interface tokens are set they are honored when creating an
interface identifier for IPv6 addressing.
- NetworkManager now maintains correct routing configuration when multiple
interfaces are connected to the same network.
- The management of devices can now be controlled with udev rules. The veth
devices as well as the virtual Ethernet devices of various
virtualization tools (VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels Workstation) are
now ignored by default.
- The IPv6 privacy extensions are now enabled by default and handling of
the ip6-privacy sysctl has been improved.
- Activating a Bond, Bridge or Team device can now optionally activate the
slave connections as well. The behavior is controlled with
- The platform support code has been refactored, resulting in better
scalability in large configurations.
- Changes to network interfaces configuration done outside NetworkManager
are now picked up and exposed to the user via NetworkManager API and tools.
- A connection can now optionally leave externally configured default route
in place instead of overriding it. The behavior is controlled with
‘ipv4.never-default’ and ‘ipv6.never-default’ properties.
- Multiple crasher and memory leak bugs in the daemon were fixed.
- Multiple bugs that could cause the client tools to hang or crash were fixed.
- nmcli allows multiple devices for ‘nmcli device disconnect/delete’.
- Firewall zone is added to firewalld for device-based VPN connections too.
You can download NetworkManager 1.0.4 here.