Lennart Poettering wrote:
BTW, iirc intel used to count installations through the http ping
check in their captive portal detection. Fedora runs a similar service
which is used by NM, no? maybe that's a nicer solution too: add a http
header field to the ping check that each client sets to "1" on one of
these ping checks a day, and "0" all other times. Then you count how
many non-zero ping checks you get within a 24h window and you have a
really good idea how many users you have. All without any explicit
tracking. And again this appears to me is a much better deal to me
than the uuid/dnf check that has been proposed, as you can say "we
provide you with ping check functionality therefore we count you":
both sides get something out of it.
And this is why I have always been and am still opposed to the
NetworkManager-config-connectivity-fedora spyware and uninstalled it (or did
not install it in the first place on upgrades) on my computers.