Re: Disable autoconnect for new wifi connections by default


On 31.01.2017 20:07, Dan Williams wrote:
On Sat, 2017-01-28 at 17:29 +0100, Marcin Zajączkowski wrote:

I would like to disable autoconnect for new wifi connections by
I prefer to control when my device is connected to public/shared wifi
which identity cannot be determined ultimately (aka fake networks
well known ssid).

NM will never connect to a network that you have not at least once
connected to.  So if you never pick the network from the menu, NM will
never automatically connect to it.

But this would be a good thing, if the administrator could deploy
network-configurations and say: "autoconnect to these networks, if

We deploy several networks preconfigured and that would be very useful.
Is there a deeper design-decision behind not doing it?

It is not used as an safety-mechanism, but as an convenience mechanism,
that the user does not has to decide or manually interact with the
network configuration.


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