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When using nmcli, what is considered a device, an interface and a connection? What's the...

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    bastiat Guest

    What are dependencies and relations between device, interface and connection in nmcli cmdline utility under linux?

    The below questions are asked in context of nmcli and networking in linux:

    Which can be only in 1:1 relation and which can be in 1:many relation ?

    In case of 1:many, can many be active at the same time ?

    Is network card (nic) the same as device ?

    Is ip address eg an instance of interface or connection ?

    Can one network card have multiple ip addresses active at the same time ?

    Can multiple network cards (in the same server) share the same ip address, is it network teaming ?

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