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Re: [Bug 165964] Review Request: intuitively. Automatic IP detection utility



On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 09:04 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > NetworkManager
> 
> Are you sure it has the same features? intuitively is a tiny app that sends 
> arp packets to discover the network. Are you sure it is similar with 
> NetworkManager?

No, it is not precisely the same thing - NetworkManager does not rely on
ARP packets to discover the IP address.  Instead it monitors the state
of your network connections (using DBUS/HAL) and uses DHCP to update the
IP address.  It also goes further by controlling wireless interfaces
(including WEP keys) and VPN connections.  People are also working on
WPA and dialup support.

NetworkManager is like Intuitively in that it is trying to keep a laptop
or other mobile device connected to the network.

Jeff

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