Re: Network connection local to devices.

On Tue, 2019-01-22 at 22:25 +0100, Alexandre Garreau wrote:
Thank you very much for your answer! Indeed, just erasing what’s in
“Device” (under “Ethernet” as you said, but only for wired
connections: for wifi (what’s most likely to change and require auth
info), it’s “Wifi”) works.
On 2019-01-22 at 20:27, Thomas Haller wrote:
Why does that work that way by default in GUI? or did I do
something wrong at some point maybe?

 I think it makes sense to restrict a profile by default to one
device. Ultimately, that is decided by the client tool (like nm-
applet) that creates the profile profile in such a way. It doesn't
sound like you did anything wrong. If the setting is not best for
your case, modify the profile as it suits you.

Then, I’d like to know if there’s a way to make that “device” section
unimportant for every wifi profile, or otherwise, how to erase it for
all of them, or otherwise, in which file is this written so I write a
script to do it.

well, you could do something like:

  for U in $(nmcli -g TYPE,UUID connection show | sed -n 's/^802-3-ethernet://p'); do
    nmcli connection modify $U connection.interface-name '' ethernet.mac-address '';

Also why is this the default for nm-applet (are there other widely
used clients? isn’t this mailing-list the appropriate place for
asking about it? or is there some other development team and mailing-
list?)? isn’t there a way to change that? So I don’t forget all the
connection I happen to find around each time I change computer…

it's the right list.

it's not clear which component initialized the profile in that manner
for you. Even if we identify the component, it's not clear whether this
is desirable behavior by default. But sure, what exactly did you do to
end up with such configuration?

All connections are shown by `nmcli c`.


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