Captive portal detection on wired connections - bug or feature?

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Thu Mar 26 15:21:00 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 04:15 +0200, Alexander Ploumistos wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:06 AM, Adam Williamson <
> adamwill at> wrote:
> > Lots of people have been seeing it, it may be related to some 
> > issues
> > with the Fedora infrastructure this afternoon (the check works by
> > trying to contact a Fedora server).
> That much I gathered, but when I first read about the captive portal 
> detection feature, I thought it was supposed to work only with 
> wireless connections, though I guess it would make sense to check 
> with all interfaces.
> Can it be disabled for a particular interface/connection though? I 
> am being bombarded with pop-ups as I am trying to write this...
No, it still makes sense for wired networks. Have you ever used an 
ethernet wall-jack at a hotel? It generally goes through a captive 
portal, just like wireless.
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