Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1004978
nm-connection-editor misnames "default gateway" as "gateway"
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:05:14 EST
Description of problem:
When using manual IPv4 configuration, the "default gateway" column is called "gateway". The tooltip only talks about the IP addresses.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on nm-applet
2. Select "Edit connections"
3. Click "Add"
4. Choose "Ethernet"
5. Select "IPv4 Settings" tab.
6. Set "Method" to "Manual".
A table titled "Addresses" appears, with the fields "Address", "Netmask" and "Gateway".
The last column should be called "default gateway". Better yet, the default gateway should be entered outside the table, next to DNS servers. Normally, there is just one default gateway per system. Even if there are many, they can be on the same subnet. It's pointless to tie default gateways to subnets. I think handling them like DNS servers (GUI-wise) would be the best approach.
A gateway for a network is where to send packets to reach _that_ network. A default gateway is where to send packets for networks that are not known to the system.
This is a big deal. Bugzilla is filled with closed bug reports from users who try and fail to add a default gateway by entering a 0.0.0.0 network.
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