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Connection Manager

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Functionality and features

The following features are built-in into Connection Manager:
	- Generic plugin infrastructure
	- Device and network abstraction (with basic storage support)
	- IPv4, routing and DNS configuration

Various plugins can be enabled for networking support:
	- Ethernet plugin
	- WiFi plugin with WEP40/WEP128 and WPA/WPA2 (personal only) support
	- Bluetooth plugin

Also plugins with additional features are available:
	- DHCP plugins (uDHCP and dhclient)
	- Resolver plugins (resolvconf and DNS proxy)
	- Loopback setup
	- PolicyKit support

Compilation and installation

In order to compile Connection Manager you need following software packages:
	- GCC compiler
	- GLib library
	- D-Bus library
	- udev library (optional)
	- PolicyKit (optional)

To configure run:
	./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var

Configure automatically searches for all required components and packages.

To compile and install run:
	make && make install

Configuration and options

For a working system, certain configuration options need to be enabled:


		Enable support for Ethernet network cards


		Enable support for WiFi devices (requires wpa_supplicant)


		Enable support for Bluetooth devices (requires BlueZ)


		Enable DHCP client support for BusyBox based systems

		The location of the udhcpc binary is auto-detected, but it
		can be overwritten via --with-udhcpc=<path-to-binary>.


		Enable DHCP client support for ISC dhclient based systems

		The location of the dhclient binary is auto-detected, but it
		can be overwritten via --with-dhclient=<path-to-binary>.

		At least one DHCP client option should be selected. It is
		possible to select both and then uDHCP will be tried first
		before falling back to dhclient.


		Enable DNS proxy support for /etc/resolv.conf abstraction

		The best solution for multiple connections and proper DNS
		handling is a DNS proxy server. This binds a DNS proxy
		server to port 53 on the loopback interface (

		The /etc/resolv.conf file needs a "nameserver"
		entry, but can now set the immutable bit or be on a read-only
		filesystem. No further modification to that file will be made.

		It is important that this is not used together with other
		DNS proxy solution like dnsmasq.


		Enable resolvconf support for Debian/Ubuntu based systems

		The resolvconf package from Debian can be used to handle
		configuration of the /etc/resolv.conf file.

		It is safe to select this option even when resolvconf is not
		installed. A missing resolvconf will be detected and in that
		case it falls back to modifying /etc/resolv.conf directly.

		The location of the resolvconf binary is auto-detected, but it
		can be overwritten via --with-resolvconf=<path-to-binary>.


		Enable setup of loopback device

		For distributions with a really minimal init system and no
		networking scripts this can take care of setting up the
		loopback device and enabling it.

		It is safe to select this option even if networking scripts
		are in place. It detects an already configured loopback
		device and leaves it as it is.


		Enable support for PolicyKit authorization

		This allows to check every D-Bus access against a security
		policy and so restrict access to certain functionality.

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