Re: NM support for Bluetooth NAP connections possible?
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: steve <keyhman gmail com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: NM support for Bluetooth NAP connections possible?
- Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:04:11 -0400
On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 07:15 -0400, steve wrote:
> While I work away on nm-os, I've also got my bluetooth hardware working
> under linux, and find bluetooth wireless networking to be very
> convenient around the home.
> I've tested IPsec over Bluetooth NAP and it actually worked! but NM
> doesn't let me launch vpn configurations because it thinks the network
> is unplugged.
> the default device for pand is bnep0.
> If I manually change this to say... eth3 I'm good.
> While configuring bluetooth NAP connections through NM would be cool,
> that's a big project. I'm wondering tho if there's anyway for NM to
> handle unrecognized network connections such that if there's any type of
> network connectivity (managed or otherwise) at least let me attempt to
> launch a VPN connection?
> What do you think?
There are patches for bluetooth PAN in Gnome.org CVS, though I've taken
a look at them and I think they need at least another revision (use
blocking D-Bus calls, and I think they are a bit too high-level). We
definitely want to support various BT network configurations including
PAN and DUN.
NM won't (and shouldn't) try to handle unknown network connections;
there are just too many things to keep track of, and when you've done
that, you might as well just code up the necessary stuff to make it Just
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