Network Manager

Stefan Schmidt stefan at
Mon Mar 31 17:21:40 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 20:54, Alex Zhang wrote:
> Alexandre Ghisoli wrote:
>> Le lundi 31 mars 2008 à 11:30 +0800, Alex Zhang a écrit :
>> An feature that would be nice is roaming. Imagine you are using WiFi at
>> home and you are leaving the WiFi range.
>> A warning box could tell you will loose your connection and then open a
>> GMS (GPRS ....) connexion to keep it connected.

From the user experience I would avoid a popup and just to the
roaming. But that is detail.

>> And for business needs, a VPN manager would be very nice (OpenVPN or
>> OpenSWAN IPSEC based).

Once the VPN plugin stuff from 0.6.6 is ported to 0.7 that should work
well. Of course you would need to reconsider the UI, but most of the
work is inside the NM daemon anyway.

> Cool! I like such ideas. If use NM as backend, it's not so hard to  
> support these features. :)

If you like to speedup those efforts you can always help upstream to
get it in place.

Stefan Schmidt
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