NAME         top

       systemd-networkd.service, systemd-networkd - Network manager

SYNOPSIS         top



DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-networkd is a system service that manages networks. It
       detects and configures network devices as they appear, as well as
       creating virtual network devices.

       To configure low-level link settings independently of networks, see

       Network configurations applied before networkd is started are not
       removed, and static configuration applied by networkd is not removed
       when networkd exits. Dynamic configuration applied by networkd may
       also optionally be left in place on shutdown. This ensures restarting
       networkd does not cut the network connection, and, in particular,
       that it is safe to transition between the initrd and the real root,
       and back.


       The configuration files are read from the files located in the system
       network directory /usr/lib/systemd/network, the volatile runtime
       network directory /run/systemd/network and the local administration
       network directory /etc/systemd/network.

       Networks are configured in .network files, see,
       and virtual network devices are configured in .netdev files, see

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1),,, systemd.netdev(5),

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Pages that refer to this page: networkctl(1)systemd-nspawn(1)resolved.conf(5)systemd.netdev(5)