Re: Add a "primary" attribute to provider in the mobile broadband provider info database
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Jason Glasgow <jglasgow google com>
- Cc: "networkmanager-list gnome org" <NetworkManager-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Add a "primary" attribute to provider in the mobile broadband provider info database
- Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:05:42 -0500
On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 13:58 -0700, Jason Glasgow wrote:
> Any chance of pushing this? -Jason
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 15:24 -0400, Jason Glasgow wrote:
> > I've noticed that some providers (e.g.
> AldiTalk/MedionMobile, blau.de,
> > E-Plus, simyo Internet, NetCologne in Germany, or 3 in
> Sweden) all
> > share the same set of PLMNs in the mobile broadband provider
> > (MBPI) database. This means that looking up a provider in
> the database
> > based on the PLMN yields more than one provider. After
> talking to
> > some providers, it appears that in certain instances one can
> read the
> > SPN file from the SIM card and use this to disambiguate
> between the
> > different provider entries in the database.
> > Other carriers though have indicated that sometimes the SPN
> file on
> > the SIM is empty (or non existent), and in that case one
> should select
> > the 'primary' or default provider.
> > I propose that we add an attribute to the provider entity to
> > that it is the 'primary' provider for a given set of PLMNs.
> > Attached is a patch that defines the attribute and applies
> it to a few
> > providers.
> > Thoughts?
> I think it's a fine idea. Anyone have objections?
> > -Jason
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