[Bug 699509] New: Support NetworkManager connectivity checking

  sysadmin | Other | unspecified

           Summary: Support NetworkManager connectivity checking
    Classification: Infrastructure
           Product: sysadmin
           Version: unspecified
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Other
        AssignedTo: sysadmin-maint gnome bugs
        ReportedBy: dcbw redhat com
         QAContact: sysadmin-maint gnome bugs
     GNOME version: ---

NetworkManager includes support for connectivity checking to determine whether
a machine actually has access to the internet and whether or not it may be
behind a captive portal.  Since portals are so awful and rarely implement
standards, NM implements two OR-ed checks:

1) an HTTP header, "X-NetworkManager-Status: online"

2) body content, which by default is "NetworkManager is online"

which are done whenever network connections change or (by default) every 120

We haven't turned this on by default in any distributions that I know of,
mainly because there hasn't been a generic server with good reliability that we
can use for this.  So I'd like to propose that gnome.org host one for now.

A quick PHP page for this would be:

header('X-NetworkManager-Status: online');
NetworkManager is online

Obviously GNOME wouldn't necessarily use PHP, but you get the idea.

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