Re: Network Manager Wifi thoughts

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Stuart D. Gathman wrote:

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Fanen A. wrote:

If we're talking methods then it could check that the dns ip addresses
it's been given are valid, or it could check a number of things. http
site availability is just one of them.

How about a query to a root DNS server?  If you can reach DNS, you are
"on the internet" (even if port 80 is blocked).

Probably a bad idea - how about checking for a DNS server config, and querying
configured DNS server?  While that *could* be an internal DNS server,
it is unlikely for the kinds of situations a non-technical user would
be in.

	      Stuart D. Gathman <stuart bmsi com>
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