Re: different icons if internet is available


yelo_3 wrote:
> I've implemented the most code, except the function that decides if internet is available or not.
> In fact I'm thinking of this problem.
> an isolated network access cannot of course reach the most internet locations
> we could discuss on this... for instance in might be:
> internet on if and are reachable
> otherwise internet off.
> Of course it is not a complete solution, it is only a try.

what do you mean by " is reachable" - is it, if you can
1) dns lookup
2) ICMP echo
3) http connect

so what if
1) there is a firewall or
2) a transparent proxy
in between and you get a positive answer for one of the above tests or only some
filtered hosts? The user would see "internet is on", but his IM, p2p, mail or
anything else doesn't work as suspected.

Yes, I'm also annoyed, that beeing connected through NM and cisco VPN my
gaim/pidgin thinks it can connect to its servers and shows error popups all the
But at the same time, I don't see a general-purpose solution for the problem.

Just my 2 ¢


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