Re: Feature question

On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 10:49 -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> writes:
> > On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 10:19 +0100, HG van Schelve wrote:
> >> Hello list members.
> >> 
> >> Are there any plans to implement ISDN and PPP support in NetworkManager?
> >> 
> >> We are planning to change from our custom network initscript to the  
> >> Network Manager. But it is not possible at the moment because of  
> >> missing ISDN and GPRS / UMTS / HSDPA Support.
> >
> > Yes, there are plans for PPP-type connections, which would encompass
> > GSM/CDMA connections and their derivatives, dialup PPP, PPtP VPNs, etc.
> > PPP is #4 on the hit-list, with item #1 already completed.
> I've got 0.6.x to work with my PPP connections just fine on FC5.
> I just configured my PPP through the Network Configuration and
> NM picks it up and uses it just fine!
> What additional work are you trying to get into NM that doesn't
> already exist in the network configuration tool?

The current dialup/isdn support just calls out to ifup/ifdown.  We need
to actually manage the _entire_ connection process in NM to be able to
make things work in a non-error-prone way.  The current stuff is largely
a hack, and won't work for things like bluetooth DUN and PPtP VPNs.


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