Default notification changes for network-management

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Apr 2 13:42:45 UTC 2011

On Saturday, April 02, 2011 08:39:18 AM Markus Slopianka wrote:
> Am Samstag 02 April 2011, 05:45:04 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> > You can configure them, but you do it via the notification settings, not
> > via the networkmanagement setting (I had trouble finding this).  I
> > suspect it's been there, just not very disoverable.
> I looked in System Settings. Wasn't there at that time. But good to hear
> it's now.
> > I think the indication in the systray is generally sufficient and if
> > people are particularly concerned, then have a way to re-enable them. 
> > Does the ability to enable them via GUI resolve your concern?
> No. Thanks to tools like Firesheep, taking over unencrypted connections is
> a really big security risk because it's so easy to do for anybody. If
> [Event/connfailed] also covers that already established VPN connections
> are lost, it should be active. Or do you constantly look at the systray? I
> guess you're not.
> If [Event/connfailed] does not cover lost VPN connections, then I agree it
> makes little sense to have it.

I don't have a VPN to test with.  Can someone check and see if these 
notications are used for VPN connections?

Scott K

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