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Re: Where am I? Do we need a Location Profiler?

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 14:11 -0400, David Hollis wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 07:01 -0400, Jon Nettleton wrote:
> > 1)  catch Network state changes, obviously through the NetworkManager.
> > Base different locations off of default route ip and hardware address,
> > if wireless maybe essid?
> > 2)  Needs a privileged and unprivileged interface.  Some apps like ntpd,
> > iptables, cups, network filesystems, general services, all need to be
> > setup by root.  Others, gweather, default printer, network servers
> > (gnome-vfs), mail settings, screensaver timeout, are user specific.
> > 3)  No reason to be a daemon running all the time.  We have
> > NetworkManagerDispatcher already running, why not use that?  This also
> > doesn't need to be super fast or small, allowing higher level languages
> > to be used.
> A similar app on the Windows side (for IBM systems anyway) would be IBM
> Access Connections.  It's actually a pretty evil app, but it's
> intentions are pretty good.  Based on your location profile, you can
> specify your default printer, drive mappings, whether or not to enable
> File & Print sharing, etc.

Being able to switch yum{, repo} configurations comes to mind as a
useful function along the same lines.  I have local mirrors available on
some networks, not on others.  These can be handled with dispatcher.d
scripts, but would a user helper be beneficial?

Paul W. Frields, RHCE                          http://paul.frields.org/
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