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|Summary:||user password required for system-wide WEP key|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||David Woodhouse <dwmw2>|
|Component:||NetworkManager||Assignee:||Dan Williams <dcbw>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-02-12 09:42:47 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||150225, 176728, 235704|
Description David Woodhouse 2005-11-29 07:21:06 EST
The new version of NetworkManager makes me enter my password to the GNOME keyring thingy before it will connect to the wireless network. The WEP key is a system-wide thing; that's why it's stored in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/key-eth1. NetworkManager ought to connect without user interaction, as it used to in FC4.
Comment 2 Chris Chabot 2006-01-04 13:59:35 EST
I reported something like this before in bug #172555 Hope to see it fixed some day :-)
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2006-01-09 13:08:07 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 172555 ***
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-01-11 10:34:29 EST
This is actually a really hard problem to solve. We can't let every user of a machine have access to one persons VPN, for instance. This same idea can be extended to access points (who's to say the access point is not connected to a local intranet only type thing?). This gets even more complicated when you factor in things like fast user switching. The bottom line is the problem is not going to get solved for FC5.
Comment 5 David Woodhouse 2006-01-11 10:41:57 EST
You already _do_ let every user of the machine access the VPN while it's up. You haven't played with iptables and per-user filtering, have you? That's a bogus argument. It would be fairly simple to put keys somewhere which are usable by NetworkManager in the absence of any given user. Ideally you'd use the keys which are always configured with system-config-network.
Comment 6 David Woodhouse 2007-03-25 15:51:04 EDT
This seems to have got worse. Now I'm asked for the password every time my machine comes back from suspend-to-RAM.
Comment 7 Will Woods 2007-05-11 17:14:59 EDT
This works for me with current rawhide - I'm asked for my password once and only once. David, can you confirm and either close this bug or move it to F8Target (so we can push for a proper solution next release)?
Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2007-05-17 13:48:33 EDT
This is unlikely to see any action before f7 final.
Comment 9 David Woodhouse 2007-07-30 05:57:20 EDT
I'm still asked for a password. Just once, but even that is too much, and is a regression since FC4.
Comment 10 W. Michael Petullo 2007-08-26 17:14:12 EDT
Have you guys tried pam_keyring? The pam_keyring module unlocks gnome-keyring with the system password a user provides to log in.