Contemporary networking configuration with ifupdown-ng

Speaker: Maximilian Wilhelm

Language: English

Track: Introduction to Free Software & Debian

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)

Room: Talks 1

Time: Aug 27 (Fri): 19:00

Duration: 0:20

There are many different ways to configure networking on Linux today. Debian and formerly Alpine use(d) ifupdown1, Cumulus Networks invented ifupdown2 which is part of Debian as well, and other distributions have various systems, such as systemd-networkd, NetworkManager, etc.

This talk will present ifupdown-ng, a new project by the Network Services Association intended as a drop-in replacement for ifupdown1 and ifupdown2 installations. Presently, Alpine and Debian are the primary supported environments and ifupdown-ng has become the default network configuration framework as of Alpina 3.13. Support for other Linux distributions and BSD is planned. With its modular design, ifupdown-ng intends to allow flexibility for today’s modern networking setups, while being easy to extend.

ifupdown-ng is Open Source and can be found on GitHub at: