Commit 5f94476b authored by Thomas Haller's avatar Thomas Haller

man: improve explaining settings plugins in manual NetworkManager.conf

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1586351
parent c318d8c1
......@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@ plugins-=remove-me
<para>
Lists system settings plugin names separated by ','. These
plugins are used to read and write system-wide
connections. When multiple plugins are specified, the
connection profiles. When multiple plugins are specified, the
connections are read from all listed plugins. When writing
connections, the plugins will be asked to save the
connection in the order listed here; if the first plugin
......@@ -142,15 +142,12 @@ plugins-=remove-me
to the user.
</para>
<para>
If NetworkManager defines a distro-specific
network-configuration plugin for your system, then that
will normally be listed here. (See below for the available
plugins.) Note that the <literal>keyfile</literal> plugin
is always appended to the end of this list (if it doesn't
already appear earlier in the list), so if there is no
distro-specific plugin for your system then you can leave
this key unset and NetworkManager will fall back to using
<literal>keyfile</literal>.
The default value and the number of available plugins is
distro-specific. See <xref linkend="settings-plugins"/>
below for the available plugins.
Note that NetworkManager's native <literal>keyfile</literal>
plugin is always appended to the end of this list (if it doesn't
already appear earlier in the list).
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -1175,9 +1172,14 @@ enable=nm-version-min:1.3,nm-version-min:1.2.6,nm-version-min:1.0.16
</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<refsect1 id="settings-plugins">
<title>Plugins</title>
<para>
Settings plugins for reading and writing connection profiles. The number of
available plugins is distribution specific.
</para>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><varname>keyfile</varname></term>
......@@ -1188,6 +1190,8 @@ enable=nm-version-min:1.3,nm-version-min:1.2.6,nm-version-min:1.0.16
capabilities that NetworkManager has. It writes files out
in an .ini-style format in
<filename>/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections</filename>.
See <link linkend='nm-settings-keyfile'><citerefentry><refentrytitle>nm-settings-keyfile</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry></link>
for details about the file format.
</para>
<para>
The stored connection file may contain passwords, secrets and
......@@ -1218,6 +1222,9 @@ enable=nm-version-min:1.3,nm-version-min:1.2.6,nm-version-min:1.0.16
Enabling <literal>ifcfg-rh</literal> implicitly enables
<literal>ibft</literal> plugin, if it is available.
This can be disabled by adding <literal>no-ibft</literal>.
See <filename>/usr/share/doc/initscripts/sysconfig.txt</filename>
and <link linkend='nm-settings-ifcfg-rh'><citerefentry><refentrytitle>nm-settings-ifcfg-rh</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry></link>
for more information about the ifcfg file format.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
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