Re: Automatic connect.

On Fri, 2014-08-01 at 23:01 +0200, Hylke Postma wrote:
Dear NetworkManager developers,

How do you make NetworkManager connect to any network within range which 
is unprotected or to which the password is known, regardless of whether 
the network itself is known or whether it has been connected to before? 

NetworkManager will only connect to wifi networks which the user (or
some client) has told NetworkManager to previously connect to, as a
security measure.  However, if you'd like get this behavior, you can
write a small client that watches the scan list advertised by NM and
then creates a temporary connection for any unprotected network.  I'm
happy to explain more on this if you'd like.

For networks where "the password is known", that implies that the SSID
is also known, and it would be pretty trivial to preload some
connections using those SSID/password combinations since that
information would have to be stored somewhere anyway.


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