Bug 1279082 - Feature Request - Network Manager Metered Connection Mode
Feature Request - Network Manager Metered Connection Mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-07 13:40 EST by Timothy M. Butterworth
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:22 EDT (History)
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Description Timothy M. Butterworth 2015-11-07 13:40:03 EST
Description of problem: Currently their is no way to tell Network Manager that the system is connected to a metered Internet connection and optimize the system for data savings.

We need to add a Metered Connection Operational Mode to provide the following automatic configuration changes:

1. Temporarily Disable DNF/Packagekit cache refresh, this can be a costly process to run over a pay per meg metered connection and these services should automatically be temporarily disabled while metered connection mode is set.

2. Temporarily Disable avahi services.

3. Temporarily Disable 

4. Change the Firewalld profile to a metered connection profile designed to block and restrict high usage traffic like BitTorrent and other bandwidth eating services. It would provide the best data conservation if The FirewallD Metered Profile was configured to deny by default and permit by exception bi-directional with only standard ports: TCP 80/443, UDP 53, DHCP-Client, IMAP-SSL, SMTP etc being allowed by default, users can then customize this to add additional traffic they feel is appropriate for themselves to use.

5. If possible activate deep packet inspection to block web advertising/tracking in a system wide manner.

6. Because Metered connections charge for both upload and download traffic blocking all unnecessary broadcast/beacon traffic such as CUPS Beacon functionality.

7. Adjust NTP requests to use a longer time frame.

Putting this through a larger working group within Fedora for design planning would probably greatly improve and create the best implementation use case for implementing. This setting could also be used for slow non-metered or intermittent internet connections as well to improve productivity.
Comment 1 Timothy M. Butterworth 2015-11-07 13:41:37 EST
3. Should say temporarily disable other non-essential unnecessary bandwidth using services.
Comment 2 Timothy M. Butterworth 2015-11-07 13:43:10 EST
8. For users who may decide to perform a manual DNF Cache update this could also automatically enable Delta-RPM if it is not already enabled or possibly provide an update restriction (with bypass) to update only drpm capable packages as well.
Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:43:07 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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