Re: integration of nonphysical interfaces in NM
- From: Paul Ionescu <i_p_a_u_l yahoo com>
- To: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: integration of nonphysical interfaces in NM
- Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 17:49:14 +0200
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:54:39 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> Unless a good reason can be given for applications to need to know about
> a VPN, I don't really see why its necessary to advertise which ones are
> available. Obviously, there is a need to be able to bring certain VPN
> connections up/down, but that's not something that normal applications
> need to know. Only one application really needs to know that, the
> application that either (a) allows the user to bring it up him/her-self,
> or (b) the application provided by corporate IT to allow its employees
> to use the company network. Mozilla sure doesn't care that a VPN is
Well, I was thinking here about monitoring applications, firewalls,
sharing net connection application (masquerade, or NAT or something else).
I was thinking about ksysguard, which lets me monitor the network
interfaces it finds when it starts. If it listens to dbus, and find a new
interface, it can dynamically add it to the possible monitored interfaces.
> Some "virtual" connections do need to be advertised, like IP-over-USB
> connections to Sharp Zaurus PDAs for syncing. Maybe the best way to do
> that is pluggable modules or something. Suggestions welcome.
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