On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 09:13 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 08:18 -0400, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > How does a connection become "unmetered"? It can't just be on
> > as I have metered connections on all interface types, so presumably you use
> > some form of web service to distinguish "metered" from
"unmetered" based on
> > a list of known IP blocks?
> > Or do you simply assume that all connections are metered until the user says
> > otherwise?
> They're metered unless you either tag them as unmetered, or hints are provided
> to NetworkManager by what you're connected to. For example, Android tethering
> is automatically tagged as metered as Android provides a hint in its DHCP
Does NetworkManager 'hint' that wired connections are unmetered?
Otherwise your description doesn't seem to square with the fact that
most everyone sees background update downloads OOTB.
Even still, in fact, kparal mentioned them happening on hotel wifi, so
why would that be the case if the default is 'metered'?
For that matter, I'm fairly sure I've seen background update
downloading happen when I was using an Android wifi tether connection.
I'm pretty sure I remember it blowing my data cap one month when I was
using my laptop on the bus.
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