Captive portal detection on wired connections - bug or feature?

Dan Williams dcbw at
Thu Mar 26 15:52:48 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 10:45 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 21:02 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > This was most likely caused by some issues with out proxy servers this
> > evening. We were adding 3 new proxy servers into the rotation and there
> > were some config issues with some of them. ;( 
> > 
> > This would have only affected some folks in North America sporadically,
> > (when they happened to hit a proxy that wasn't working right) not
> > everyone. 
> > 
> > Sorry this happened, everything should be back to normal now. 
> I think it would make sense to do a second ping to some other server if
> the first one to fails, for robustness. Maybe to
>, or something that should never be down like (my
> vote), or to someplace that promises not to track users, like
> (hardly matters much for a connectivity check?).

We could always use the Google servers that Android uses by default,
instead of Fedora :)  Those would be pretty well guaranteed to be up...


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