NetworkManager 0.7 coming

Doran L. Barton fozz at iodynamics.com
Thu Oct 4 22:09:06 MDT 2007


Just saw this blog (Thanks, Mugshot):

    http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/10/05/networkmanager-07-feature-list/

It talks about some of the features of the upcoming 0.7 release of
NetworkManager. I presented on NetworkManager at UTOSC and thought some
PLUGgers might be interested in this.

What's Awesome
----------------------------

* Faster connections
* Kill kill kill dhcdbdbddbbdbdbbdbd
* More reliable wireless connections
* Doesn't mash together wireless networks with the same SSID (but
different security, bands, or modes)
* Richer, saner D-Bus API (including introspection)


What Will Be Awesome in F8 (or soon thereafter)
-----------------------------------------------

* Static IPs (more than one if you like!)
* Custom DNS servers and search domains
* Better support for all the wireless security modes
* Multiple active device support (Internet connection sharing, woohoo!)
* A solid API and infrastructure to add stuff like Bluetooth DUN,
Bluetooth PAN, cellular broadband cards, etc
* Get connected when the system boots and don't have to wait for login


What's Busted Right Now (but will be fixed ASAP)
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* Does not support WEP passphrases
* Does not support WPA[2] Enterprise, IEEE801.X (Dynamic WEP), or LEAP
* Does not support hidden networks
* Does not autoconnect to last wireless network
* OpenVPN VPN plugin busted
* SELinux Enforcing mode is rocky

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