Captive portal detection on wired connections - bug or feature?

Adam Williamson adamwill at
Thu Mar 26 16:51:55 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 11:21 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> 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.

How about the detection is disabled for connections in the 'Home' 
zone? I suppose that's a bit of a boundary issue so long as the 'zone' 
concept is considered a part of firewalld, but...
Adam Williamson
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