[Networkmanager] Can public/trusted network setting return to UI?

Andrei Borzenkov arvidjaar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 04:36:16 UTC 2023

On 20.06.2023 23:28, Petr Menšík wrote:
> Hello!
> I am old enough to remember there were once specification for each
> connection, into which type of network it belongs. I kind of like it and
> it would make sense to me if it returned into configuration not only
> from command line.

And what property would it be on command line?

> There is still connection.zone, but at least UI from GNOME does not
> allow editing it from the GUI applet.

So contact GNOME and request adding this support. The only "GUI" that is 
part of NM is nmtui. Unfortunately, it lacks firewall zone support 
either. The nm-connection-editor supports it, but it hides this property 
if firewalld is not running. Any other GUI frontend is external project 
and you need to contact the respective developers.

> Why do I want it?
> Basically I have two different approaches for to network I connect:
> - public network. Conferences, hotels, café or train. Usually all I want
> is internet connectivity.  I want my privacy protection as strong as it
> can be. DNS over TLS if possible, no avahi, no services open to network.
> - trusted network. My home, work, or networks of my friends or
> relatives. I may want to interact with other devices on this network.
> That might be smart TV for sharing photos or choosing movie, transfer of
> files, printer to print on. I want Avahi to discover services and
> publish my machines name. I do not care about DNS to be encrypted too
> much, more important is every name has to work. Privacy is reduced to
> simplify identification of devices.
> Is there a reason why nothing similar is offered now? With my avahi
> maintainer hat on, I had to say it does not have runtime reconfiguration
> yet. For me, having at least connection.zone like select box in UI for
> connection to networks would be great. Is there some reasoning why it
> has disappeared?
> Cheers,
> Petr

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