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Re: Network Manager, Firefox and more on FC10



On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Mark Haney <mhaney ercbroadband org> wrote:
> This is just a silly implementation change that
> didn't need to be made.  IMO.  Initiating an interface on log in?  Why?
>  I still have yet to see any reasonable explanation. Not that I expect
> to get one.

Pre-login networking is on the roadmap for NM development. There is
desire to make pre-login possible, but its not the primary usage case
that drives NM development.  The intent was to focus first on mobile
use cases, cases where multiple network credentials may need to be
stored into a cryptographically secured cache for easily lookup and
which can be unlocked by a human.  I use 4 different vpn networks
(depending on which national government's space based weaponry I'm
working on that day), across a number of public and private wired and
wireless dynamic networks. NM's design saves me hassle dealing with my
own custom scripts.  Do I really want to write a script that
specifically helps me get on the curling club network and vpn into
North Korea's weapon program datacenter handling the passphrases and
crap..no thanks. With I login, unlock my session keyring. the curling
clubs network brought up automatically and I just click on NM to start
up the North Korean VPN or the Icelandic VPN...depending on which
weapon I'm working on that day.  Far less hassle than dealing with
scripts for me.  Pre-login network and multiple connections are on the
roadmap moving forward.

-jef


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