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On Mon, 2016-10-31 at 08:18 -0400, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > How does a connection become "unmetered"? It can't just be on
> > type,
> > as I have metered connections on all interface types, so presumably you
> > use
> > some form of web service to distinguish "metered" from
> > 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
> to NetworkManager by what you're connected to. For example, Android
> is automatically tagged as metered as Android provides a hint in its DHCP
Does NetworkManager 'hint' that wired connections are unmetered?
It doesn't say "definitely metered" or "definitely unmetered". We
that to mean it's unmetered.
Otherwise your description doesn't seem to square with the fact
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'?
Looks like I switched metered and unmetered around in my description ;)
They're unmetered unless you either tag them as metered, or something
(like a DHCP server) tells NM they're metered.
Sorry about that.