List of DBus methods for talking to NetworkManager

As a reference for scripting with dbus-send, I extracted these 
lists of DBus methods from the NM source.  Maybe this will be
handy for others.

Of course it would be better if this were in wiki somewhere.
(If it is already, please let me know. Otherwise, feel free
to borrow any of this.)

--Jack Spaar


List of DBus methods for talking to NetworkManager

Note0: IMPORTANT: These are current as of NetworkManager-0.6.4, but you should fully expect the DBus API to change in future.

Note1: Some of these are methods and others are signals. Signals don't return a reply:
dbus-send --system --type=signal --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.setWirelessEnabled boolean:false 

Note2: Apparently not all of these are meant for general use.  E.g., setLinkActive now works only with test devices.

Note3: You may need a more recent version of dbus for dbus-send to handle all object types.  dbus-0.61 is new enough.

# Methods from nm-dbus-nm.c, general to NM process, invoked like so:
# dbus-send --system --print-reply --reply-timeout=2000 --type=method_call --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.getDevices
Name			Type	Args		Returns
getDevices		Method	none		Array of object path
getDialup		Method
setWirelessEnabled 	Signal	boolean		none
getWirelessEnabled	Method			boolean
state			Method			uint32 (enum NMState)

# Methods from From nm-dbus-device.c, relevant to specific devices, like so:
# dbus-send --system --print-reply --reply-timeout=2000 --type=method_call --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/ath0 org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.getProperties
Name			Type	Args		Returns
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------getProperties		Method			compound
getName			Method			string, e.g. "ath0"
getType			Method			int32 (enum NMDeviceType)
getHalUdi		Method			string
getIP4Address		Method			uint32
getHWAddress		Method			string, e.g. "fe:ed:de:ad:be:ef"
getMode			Method			int32
getActiveNetwork	Method			object path
getNetworks		Method			Array of object path
getLinkActive		Method			boolean
setLinkActive		Signal	boolean		none
getCapabilities		Method			uint32 (bitfield)
getDriver		Method			string

# Methods from From nm-dbus-net.c, relevant to specific network, like so:
# dbus-send --system --print-reply --reply-timeout=2000 --type=method_call --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/ath0/Networks/private org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.getFrequency
Name			Type	Args		Returns
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------getProperties		Method			structure
getName			Method			string, e.g. "myessid"
getFrequency		Method			double

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