whereami-like program under Fedora?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Wed Oct 13 17:56:58 UTC 2004
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mathieu.millet at ratp.fr wrote:
> Le mar 12/10/2004 à 13:32, Timothy Murphy a écrit :
>> I'm looking for a program to run on my laptop
>> which will set up network connections properly
>> according to whether I am at home or at work.
>> Do any Fedora users have advice on a good program for this?
> Did you check the network configuration tools (standard in Fedora Core
> 2) ?
> Look in the menu : System Parameters -> Network.
> It allows you to create different profiles and to (de)activate different
> interfaces and parameters (DNS, route...) according each profile.
> The "user" side of this tool is "Network Connection Control" in the
> System Tools menu that allows user to (de)activate interfaces (if you
> allow users to activate these interfaces).
Thanks for pointing this out to me.
It looks as though it is exactly what I want -
but unfortunately I found it more or less unusable.
If I go to Start=>System Settings=>Network
(giving the superuser password when asked)
I get a screen with one line,
which I assume corresponds to a "profile".
The first column in the table is named "Profile"
and has a tick in it (which I can turn off),
but I have no idea what this means.
If I go to the Profile tab at the top,
and click on New, nothing happens -
I would expect a new line to appear,
which I could then edit.
However, bizarrely, if I reboot the machine
I find there are now two lines,
the second presumably corresponding to the new profile.
But if I choose to "Edit" this new line,
I find I am unable to choose DHCP, as I wish.
Have I misunderstood how this tool is meant to work,
or does it not work as it should?
Has anyone successfully used it?
I should say I am running FC3-test2.
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