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I'm working on a CentOS release 6.3 machine. I have what look like networking config files in both /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and /etc/sysconfig/networking. Why the duplication? Which set of files should I edit?

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My first intuition is that one is used by the kernel (/etc/sysconfig/networking) and the other is used my the GUI. But I need to verify this, or maybe somebody else can. – hydroparadise Dec 13 '12 at 14:34

From most of my readings, the /etc/sysconfig/networking config is used by the GUI and should not be edited by hand (if you open the file, I believe it even says that in comments). The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is a carry over from the RedHat/Fedora for compatibility reasons.

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