[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#645815: Bug#645815: network-manager-gnome: Should not create system-wide connections by default
julien at debian.org
Wed Oct 19 04:56:59 UTC 2011
Le mardi 18 oct. 2011 à 22:38:33 (+0200 CEST), Michael Biebl a écrit :
> reassign 645815 network-manager
> forcemerge 642136 645815
> Am 18.10.2011 21:55, schrieb Julien Valroff:
> > Package: network-manager-gnome
> > Version: 0.9.0-3
> > Severity: important
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > nm-connection-editor creates system-wide connections by default. This forces
> > the active user to authenticate as an administrative user or as root.
> > The previous behaviour (I'd say before 0.9 but not 100% sure) was imho
> > correct: standard users could create private connections without needing
> > extra rights. The current default behaviour prevents standard users from
> > creating any connection, even private.
> Not quite true, as you can still create connections in nm-connection-editor
> which are not system-wide.
True, but then, the user has to know what an SSID is, what kind of
encryption scheme is used etc. Which I think is against NM philosophy.
> But the new behaviour is definitely annoying.
> That said, it is something upstream did purposefully and is most certainly not
> going to change.
Too bad, espacially as this can lead to unsecure situations: I had to send
*my* password to my girlfriend by SMS yesterday, as she *had* to connect to
a new wireless network and could not do it herself.
Policykit default configuration doesn't help. My user is in the sudo group,
but I still use the root account. Then, the only "administrative user" is
me. I had to add my girlfriend account to the sudo group to avoid similar
situations in the future, but I do not think it is optimum (I know I could
add a .pkla file to allow specific user/group to deal with NM system wide
settings, but I don't consider it a nice workaround neither).
The default NM behaviour should definitively be configurable, I totally
agree with Vincent on this point.
> Please follow up on the existing bug report #642136
All my apologies, I have missed this bug report when looking for similar
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