Re: Bluetooth ICS
- From: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- To: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- Cc: Stéphane Maniaci <stephane maniaci gmail com>, networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Bluetooth ICS
- Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 01:14:51 +0100
On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 16:54 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 23:53 +0200, Stéphane Maniaci wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I got a little bit
> > lost in my researches on the Internet.
> > Is it possible to enable connection sharing via Bluetooth between two
> > _computers_ ? One has an ethernet connection and a bluetooth dongle,
> > the other only has bluetooth. Does the bluetooth spec implements such
> > a possibility ?
> Not quite yet, but we've got a feature request for it in bugzilla and
> I've already spent some time thinking about it and discussing
> implementation details with relevant people (Bastien, really).
> The general idea is that you'd just check a "share my internet
> connection over bluetooth" somewhere, which would poke NM to start up
> sharing over bluetooth like any normal NM ICS works.
> I have no idea when this would hit, since some of it depends on other UI
> components like gnome-bluetooth or kde-bluetooth.
The code needed on the gnome-bluetooth side is one function, akin to the
one in the gnome-bluetooth plugin for nm-applet to switch on PAN.
It's more finding the time to write the NM code that's the problem ;)
In the meanwhile, you can use pand on your "server". There's already
pretty good pages on how to do that. On the connecting side, you can
then use gnome-bluetooth to pair and enable the connection to that
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