This is happy post so probably useless, but my blog is always so unhappy… Anyway, systemd-networkd on my hosts.
I am running systemd-networkd on wired hosts as I am not so sure how it works with wireless hosts and I am using network manager with WLAN connections.
The hosts mentioned here are
- Zaldaryn which runs Ubuntu MATE 15.04
- Rbtpzn which currently runs Antergos and is the oldest PC I have and it’s also the first one ever where I installed Ubuntu 8.04 in 2008.
First you create network connection, I call them with the adapter name,
e.g. Rbtpzn has
/etc/systemd/network/enp0s18.network and Zaldaryn
It appears that I have been experimenting with the two hosts, so the files differ. Here is Zaldaryn which looks more proper or direct copy from Arch Wiki:
[Match] Name=eth0 [Network] DNS=127.0.0.1 [Address] Address=172.16.1.6 [Route] Gateway=172.16.0.1
[Match] Name=enp0s18 [Network] Address=172.16.1.2/16 Gateway=172.16.0.1 # DNS has no effect unless systemd-resolved is used # systemctl enable systemd-resolved && systemctl start systemd-resolved # ln -sf /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf DNS=127.0.0.1 DNS=::1 DNS=18.104.22.168 NTP=pool.ntp.org
As you can see, they are quite different, Zaldaryn has everything neatly separated and Rbtpzn has everything in the same block.
Match specifies which network interface is in question, Address is IP
address of the host. I am not sure where I took NTP and as the Rbtpzn block
says, you must use systemd-resolved for the DNS settings to do anything,
but that is easy, just run as root (or prefix all three commands
update on 2015-06-07: to use NTP, you use systemd-timesyncd which is
timedatectl set-ntp true.
systemctl enable systemd-resolved && systemctl start systemd-resolved ln -sf /run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
The address can also have CIDR specified which probably should be done, but it appears that systemd-networkd can guess it correctly as everything works with Zaldaryn which doesn’t have it specified.
I am also using
systemctl enable systemd-networkd-wait-online.service) so
network.target means that I have IP address before boot continues.
Update on 2015-06-07: on wireless hosts I am using Network Manager and
it appears that
systemctl enable NetworkManager-wait-online.service) works well
and I shouldn’t be in new environments so often that the 90 seconds timeout
would cause more harm than good.
Currently the only thing using network.target for me is Reflector service from Archwiki which updates mirrorlist with the fastest last synced mirrors on boot on Rbtpzn.