Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1472668
[RFE] Adding support for config macsec via classical network scripts
Last modified: 2018-02-02 20:45:20 EST
Description of problem:
The NetworkManger know's options for macsec.
But under /usr/share/doc/initscripts-9.49.37/sysconfig.txt nothing about the it for the classical script's are noted.
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the initscripts are bash scripts which have its own limitations. That's one of the reasons why the NetworkManager was created - to supersede these limitations.
Adding support for MACsec into initscripts is RFE, which is too much complex to be worth all the trouble. Especially because in the distant future, we expect that network-scripts (part of init-scripts) will most likely be completely replaced by NetworkManager and/or networkd.
The best advice I can give you is to use NetworkManager for what you need, or you just the wpa_supplicant, as described in these 2 blog articles: