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Bug 75241 - RFE: only root can switch profiles
RFE: only root can switch profiles
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
: FutureFeature
: 102664 117829 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 74873 81720 87718
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Reported: 2002-10-05 17:14 EDT by Satish Balay
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-11-13 05:56:29 EST
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Description Satish Balay 2002-10-05 17:14:39 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
A non-root user should be able to switch network profiles (in the same way he
can activate/deactiveate a network connection)

The tools that should provide this feature are: 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using redhat-config-netowrk configure eth0 (say wireless pcmcia card), create
2 profiles. create a copy of eth0 configuration with different wireless
settings, and then enable eth0-Home for Home profile and ethh0-Work for Work

2.enable 'Allow Users to enable/diable this device' in the device properties for

3. Now select Home profile as default

The above 3 are done as root

4. Now as a regular user start up /usr/bin/neat-control

5. Now try activating eth0-Home. This works

6. Using the same tool - try activating eth0-Work. This doesn't work

Actual Results:  6 - form above doesn't work (because 'root' had selected 'Home'
profile as active)

Expected Results:  should have a way for non-root user to switch profiles.

Additional info:

Perhaps redhat-config-network can have the following function

- A checkbox - next to profiles - which indicates "Enable user to switch profiles'

When this checkbox is enabled - neat-control shows an option to switch profiles
(when invoked by non-root user)
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2003-12-01 07:55:45 EST
*** Bug 102664 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Phillip Heller 2004-03-08 20:50:10 EST
*** Bug 117829 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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