Bug 186315

Summary: Wireless should never fall back to wired connection with applications currently unable to cope with network changes.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Suzanne Hillman <shillman>
Component: NetworkManagerAssignee: Dan Williams <dcbw>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-22 21:04:55 UTC
Description of problem:
Wireless should not fall back to wired connection with applications which are
currently unable to detect (or cope with, in many cases!) network changes. 

Currently, if one has a functional wired connection, disconnect it and fall to
last known good wireless, and then reconnect the wired connection, it falls back
to the wired one.

When it's true that various apps (gaim, vpn, ssh, evolution, among others)
correctly detect a loss of network/network change, I agree that wired should
always be defaulted to if available, for security of connection reasons. 

But as is, we need to be consistent in our behavior, and we do not currently
fall to wired if a wireless connection was specifically selected and wired is
plugged in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect a wired connection on a machine/user combination which has already
had a functional and accessable wireless connection set up.
2. Disconnect the wired connection, and watch it fall back to the wireless
3. Reconnect the wired connection.
Actual results:
Falls back to wired.

Expected results:
Should not fall back to wired (at least with things as they currently are).

Additional info:
The best thing to do would be to fix the confused behavior of the various apps
which have trouble detecting and/or handling the loss of or change of network
connection, and have it always fall to a wired one. This is not an option right
now, though.

When it comes time to be able to have multiple connections at the same time, via
NM, that'll be an entirely different question (and my suggestion would be that
multiple functional network connections needs to be an advanced setting, and not
the default one).

Comment 1 petrosyan 2008-03-11 02:29:22 UTC
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:12:00 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:36:35 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.