Sunday, 5 March 2017

Re: Enabling Connectivity Checking in NetworkManager

On 02.03.2017 05:54, Aron Xu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to see it get enabled by default eventually, but preferably
> provide a toggle in Privacy tab for Unity desktop (and configurable
> check URL) which provides better user experience without compromising
> privacy needs. But there remains a question for other desktops flavors
> how to handle it (which is worse than the config-connectivity package
> approach).
>
> Some facts about how to actually do the check:
> 1. iOS uses a similar approach via HTTPS like what we NM does
> 2. Android uses a 204 response from server via HTTPS, this would
> reduce the server load and bandwidth requirement because there's no
> HTTP body being transferred.

Huh, isn't it using http://www.gstatic.com/generate_204?

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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