Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 927
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
(sorry, this is more a suggestion than a bugreport but I
could not find a better place to enter it)
Usernet does not conform to what most users expect it to
do. Could a future version please
1. show up/down/connecting in words instead of colors
(there is absolutely no logic behind the colors).
2. have a 'disconnect' option that guarantees to bring
the interface down and NOT try to re-connect? Right
now it is possible that a connection fails, the status
color remaining unchanged, while ifup retries and
the user is at a complete loss what to do. He clicks
the button a few times, exits usernet, and wonders
why the modem does not stop.
3. bring the connection down when usernet gets killed.
Most of Red Hat 5.2 was easy to explain to my dad, but
usernet is a complete mystery to him. I'm glad his modem
is external; with an internal modem it is _really_ difficult
to spot what's going on and why usernet doesn't do what you
If this is not being planned, let me know; I might fix
Usernet has various problem that are being looked at. It was an
interim interface for ppp and will most likely be replaced by
linuxconf and/or a gnome related ppp interface.