Enabling Connectivity Checking in NetworkManager

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 23 01:21:23 UTC 2017

Do this by default. In Ubuntu desktop too.

Also we must auto change desktop timezone too... (Separate issue)

I am volunteering as a tribute for any demands.

On 22 Feb 2017 21:25, "Jeremy Bicha" <jbicha at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi, back in July 2012 on this list, it was proposed that Ubuntu's
> NetworkManager enable the new connectivity check feature by default.
> Some concerns were raised and the feature never landed. I'd like to
> reopen that discussion.
> In 2014, Fedora enabled that feature by default but they did it using
> a separate package. I really like this idea since it makes it very
> easy for users to opt in or out of the connectivity check if they
> choose.
> I am proposing that we create a similar package. I would like to have
> Ubuntu GNOME's metapackage recommend that config-connectivity package.
> In GNOME Shell, when a captive portal is detected, the network status
> icon changes to include a question mark and a login window pointed to
> the portal's login/authorization webpage appears. The login window is
> powered by webkit2gtk. This is very similar to the implementation by
> most other operating systems.
> Here's the Feature Freeze exception bug and merge proposal:
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/997200
> Jeremy Bicha
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