Re: Reconnect silently

Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> writes:

> On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 22:10 +0900, Misha Shnurapet wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I run torrents on my notebook. On an electricity outage NM starts asking for a new password, so when I'm not around and the light goes back on (powering up the WLAN router), it just stands stalled. Is there a way to tell NM not to ask for a new password ever? :)
> Not yet, but we do want to optimize this, and if you've ever connected
> successfully to the network, and we know the password hasn't changed (we
> can easily tell this with WPA-PSK but not as easily with other modes)
> then we should just fail the connection silently and try later.  Haven't
> gotten around to that and nobody else has posted a patch for that
> either,but it'll happen.

I don't think you necessarily want to fail silently.  It's possible that
the password *did* change, so you want to give the user a chance to fix
that.  However I think the dialog should timeout if unattended and then
you can assume the retry.

> Dan


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