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connman - Intel Connection Manager daemon… more info»
Connection Manager ****************** Copyright (C) 2007-2009 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 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-ethernet Enable support for Ethernet network cards --enable-wifi Enable support for WiFi devices (requires wpa_supplicant) --enable-bluetooth Enable support for Bluetooth devices (requires BlueZ) --enable-udhcp 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-dhclient 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-dnsproxy 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 (127.0.0.1). The /etc/resolv.conf file needs a "nameserver 127.0.0.1" 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 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-loopback 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-polkit Enable support for PolicyKit authorization This allows to check every D-Bus access against a security policy and so restrict access to certain functionality.