Re: Reconnect silently

On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 08:39 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> 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.

We can detect changed password with WPA at least, and then not fail
silently, or at least mark the connection as "invalid" or something.
With WEP there's no way to tell though, so we might still want to pop up
the dialog there.


> > Dan
> -derek

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